OECD Policy Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Strengthening the frontline: How primary health care helps health systems adapt during the COVID 19 pandemic
Feb. 10, 2021
We are writing to provide you with an update from our united Primary Care COVID-19 Vaccination Action Council (*PC-VAC). Last week’s key messages that we shared with vaccine decision-makers can be found here.
AFHTO has submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Finance as part of the 2021 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations. The submission is entitled "The Heart of Health Care: Delivering Better Primary Care for Ontarians."
This submission was done in collaboration with the Ontario College of Family Physicians, the OMA Section on General & Family Practice, and the Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario.
Our recommendations are the following:
We are writing to provide you with an update from our united Primary Care COVID-19 Vaccination Action Council (*PC-VAC). This week’s key messages that we shared with vaccine decision-makers can be found here.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Subject: Vaccination roll-out
Dear Premier Ford and Minister Elliott:
Our members/staff are engaged community health providers who have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since it began. We are aware that vulnerable and home-bound individuals in the community are slated as the next priority group to receive vaccinations. These people are cared for by our providers.
January 19, 2021
We would like to thank you and your team for your ongoing work in ensuring the people of Ontario stay safe
as we combat the pandemic. Your tireless efforts are greatly appreciated.
January 14, 2021
Sent via email
Premier of Ontario
Toronto ON M7A 1A1
Dear Premier Ford,
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the evidence has become clear: paid sick leave is essential to protecting our province from the catastrophic impacts of unchecked virus transmission, and its toll on marginalized populations.
As you are aware, the COVID-19 response is changing rapidly.
As mentioned earlier this week, the Primary Care COVID-19 Vaccination Action Council* is very active in provincial advocacy efforts. We are meeting regularly with many partners including the Ontario Hospital Association, Public Health, Ontario Medical Association, Ministry of Health staff and Vaccine Task Force representatives.