March 21, 2019
Webinar Event: Transforming Primary Care for Older Canadians Living with Frailty Improving the health of older Canadians means identifying health problems early. It means providing timely support so that manageable concerns do not spiral out of control. And, above all, it means helping health care
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
February 14, 2019
Partnerships and Committees AFHTO is pleased to be part of several different partnerships and working with various partners in areas of interest and priorities for our members. Collectively, we're working together to ensure the voice of primary care remains strong, especially as we undergo health
February 01, 2019
Nearly 20% of Canadian adults experience chronic pain. If some of them are your patients, you want to help them manage it in a way that is safe and effective. This may include opioids, other medications, or non-pharmacological approaches to pain control. When they use opioids, you want to support
January 21, 2019
Andrew D. Pinto, Tatiana Aratangy, Alex Abramovich, Kim Devotta, Rosane Nisenbaum, Ri Wang and Tara Kiran; St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team Abstract BACKGROUND: Sexual orientation and gender identity are key social determinants of health, but data on these characteristics are
January 21, 2019
We all want to be on the best team! Better primary care teams deliver better primary care, and that means a better healthcare system. So the question is: How can we all make our teams even better?  Join us as we take a deep dive into what makes teams – your teams – work!     When and where?
January 09, 2019
HQO is convening a large set of partner organizations, including AFHTO, to compile a coordinated program of supports to help clinicians manage their patients’ pain, including appropriate use of opioids. An overview of the “partnered supports” process can be found here. On March 8th, 2018, HQO
January 02, 2019
Ontario Primary Health Care Teams: Better Care. Healthier Families. Best Value. Around the world, cost-effective and high-performing health systems share a common characteristic: they are based on a foundation of comprehensive primary care. Primary health care teams are teams of
November 20, 2018
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 brief descriptions. Presentations on AFHTO members' approach to the Starfield
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
Improving EMR function and maturity EMR Communities of Practice AFHTO has convened communities of practice for the following EMRs: Accuro by QHR Technologies, OSCAR, P&P Datasystems, and Telus PS Suite. These communities of practice bring EMR users and vendors on equal footing to share tools
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