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The Role of Social Workers in Interprofessional Primary Healthcare Teams: Study

Research paper published in HEALTHCARE POLICY Vol.16 No.1, 2020

Abstract

Background: In Ontario, Canada, social workers are employed in a number of primary healthcare (PHC) settings such as Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Family Health Teams (FHTs). However, many aspects of social work practice within PHC settings are unknown.

Mental health and wellness during COVID-19

Originally posted on March 27, 2020. Last updated on August 20, 2020. 

We will be posting tools and resources to help providers and patients with mental health and wellness throughout and after this crisis. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.

We ask teams who develop or know of good tools to please consider sharing them for distribution. 

Essex County NPLC receives COVID-19 grant to improve access to technology and enhanced digital services

The Essex County Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (ECNPLC) enhancing digital services to meet community needs.

Essex County NPLC has received grant funding from the Canadian Red Cross, through the COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations Granting Program, to improve access to technology and enhanced digital services.

Georgina NPLC's COVID-19 testing drive-thru tests over 130 residents as negative

Georgina Post article published August 5, 2020

By Mike Anderson

More than 130 residents tested negative for COVID-19 after the Georgina Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (GNPLC) launched a “pop-up” drive-thru testing site at the Georgina Sutton Arena Hall parking lot on July 29.

AFHTO's recommendations to the OMA Negotiations Committee on Physician Services Agreement

AFHTO consulted with physician leaders to provide feedback for consideration in the development of recommendations to the OMA Negotiations Committee on the upcoming Physician Services Agreement. We submitted recommendations in  multiple areas on July 30, 2020, including:

AFHTO's recommendations to the Physician Services Committee

Originally posted Jul. 24, 2020. Updated Aug. 4, 2020

AFHTO consulted with physician leaders to provide feedback for consideration in the development of recommendations to the Physician Services Committee. We submitted recommendations in the following areas to the Ontario Medical Association Primary Care Working Group and the Ministry of Health on July 15, 2020:

1. Access and Quality Issues