April 24, 2019
Presented by Marg Alfieri, Registered Dietitian and AFHTO Board Member. Learning objectives of the webinar include: learn about the potential for nutrient related anemias how growth and anemias are interconnected the potential for nutrient depletion and anemias in primary care practice the
March 26, 2019
The Toronto Star article published on Monday, March 25, 2019 By Andrew Boozary, Michael Kidd & Aisha Lofters     Medicine’s history is tied to the pursuit of a fix. If someone is ailing, they may seek to feel better, but almost always prefer a cure. And maybe now, more than ever, we all
March 22, 2019
An Opportunity for Quality: The Need for Better Evaluation of Family Health Teams in Ontario Article in Healthcare Quarterly 21(4) January 2019 : 28-31.doi:10.12927/hcq.2019.25744 Special Focus on Building Effective Primary Care Systems Abstract In the past decade, primary care has undergone
March 21, 2019
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 providers actively engage older patients and their family caregivers as partners
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