February 25, 2019
We are the advocate, network and resource for team-based primary care in Ontario The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) works to support the implementation and growth of primary care teams by promoting best practices, sharing lessons learned, and advocating on behalf of all
January 07, 2019
The Niagara Region has been experiencing an increased demand for emergen­cy health services, which places non-sustainable demand on available resources. Niagara Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) engaged in strategic program development to address low acuity mental health and addictions calls in the
December 17, 2018
AFHTO members have identified follow-up after hospitalization as a key area of focus for better patient outcomes. Delivering timely, team-based follow-up is also an important way to demonstrate the value of primary care teams to Ontario's health system. It's been an indicator in D2D  since the
December 10, 2018
The Lindsay Advocate article published on December 7, 2018 By Bert Lauwers A costing by the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team has revealed that the team has saved the health care system more than $700,000 since 2014 through its emergency room and after hours clinic diversion programs. Under
December 04, 2018
Sarnia This Week article published December 4, 2018 By Sarnia This Week  Four doctors from the Central Lambton Family Health Team (CLFHT) were honoured in November, given a prestigious designation by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognizing the outstanding contributions the
December 04, 2018
Watch this video to see an example of the benefits of interprofessional team-based care for Stephen, a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Courtesy of Dufferin Area FHT
November 28, 2018
CBC News article published on November 27, 2018 By CBC News A clinic in a small northwestern Ontario town is enjoying some recognition after taking a chance on an unusual approach to opioid prescription. For the past several years, the Marathon Family Health Team, located in Marathon, Ont., has
November 27, 2018
Access to PDF Flyer for Espanola & Area FHT RAAM Clinic Espanola & Area Family Health Team has implemented a new program to enhance services offered at their clinic. The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic serves those with substance abuse issues, primarily addictions to opioids
November 16, 2018
Telling our Story: External Presentations on Measurement and Quality Improvement People across Ontario and North America are keen to learn about the ground-breaking advances AFHTO members are making to meaningfully measure and improve primary care. Presentations are listed by theme below, with
November 16, 2018
You cannot improve what you don't measure. With that in mind, AFHTO is committed to advancing measurement in primary care. However, measurement for its own sake is a futile exercise. The value of measurement is as a tool for quality improvement. AFHTO's approach to measurement is informed by the
November 15, 2018
AFHTO congratulates Medical Associates of Port Perry, North Durham FHT and physicians in our member family health teams who were recognized on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2018 Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all those recognized this year:
November 14, 2018
The Peterborough Examiner article published on November 13, 2018 By Jessica Nyznik, The Peterborough Examiner To be used for Ontario Breast Screening Program general imaging in Peterborough The Medical Centre now has a third ultrasound machine in operation to increase access and reduce wait times