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A Challenging Start to 2022, More Resources and a Continued Call to Get More Shots in Arms

Dear Members,

2022 has not started off the way we had hoped with the rapid increase in Omicron cases and the shift back to online learning for our kids. As Ontario struggles through what looks to be the most challenging wave of this pandemic, we remain heartened and continually in awe of the dedication of our teams in ensuring you do everything you can do keep your patients and community safe.

Inequities in Ontario’s online health card renewal system must be addressed so marginalized people are not left behind

MEDIA STATEMENT 
December 7, 2021

The Alliance for Healthier Communities (Alliance), the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC), and the Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic Association (NPLCA) call on the government to address the inequities in the online health card renewal system.

OCFP recognises AFHTO members at 2021 Awards Ceremony

AFHTO congratulates physicians in our member family health teams who were recognized on Wednesday, November 11, 2021, at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2021 Awards Ceremony.

Congratulations to all those recognized this year:

Dr. Barb Zelek of Marathon FHT, named 2021 Reg. L Perkin Ontario Family Physician of the Year as well as Regional Family Physician of the Year

Family Medicine Resident of the Year – Ontario’s Rising Star

Implementing Social Interventions in Primary Care

According to research published in in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ November 08, 2021 193 (44)), most family physicians now report that they engage in some degree of social intervention in the management of patients. However, outside of community health centres, social interventions are still not a routine part of primary care practice and are not yet considered “standard of care.”

To read more, visit: Implementing social interventions in primary care (CMAJ)

Bruyère Receives Award in Innovation from CAN Health

Retrieved from Bruyère Receives Award in Innovation from CAN Health on November 8, 2021.

Today, Bruyère is pleased to accept the CAN Health Network’s Disrupter of the Year Award.

The Disruptor of the Year Award recognizes health care operators who championed CAN Health’s mission of breaking down traditional barriers, helping Canadian companies introduce innovative solutions across the country.