Members Only website has been launched

AFHTO has just launched a Members Only feature -- click on the Member Login tab to enter. Here you’ll find a wealth of resources to help members in governing, managing and delivering care in their FHTs. Resources on AFHTO’s Members Only website includes 27 presentations from the AFHTO 2010 conference, guides and toolkits prepared specifically for FHTs, convenient links to resources from QIIP and the Quality in Family Practice Project, and Members Only news.

Join the Office Practice Redesign Action Group to improve Access and Efficiency

Apply by December 10 to join QIIP’s Office Practice Redesign Action Group. QIIP (Quality Improvement and Innovation Partnership) is a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, focused on advancing improvement in primary healthcare in Ontario.

Wise Elephant FHT raises money for villages in Samthar Valley, India

The doctors of Wise Elephant FHT have adopted a group of small villages in Samthar Valley, West Bengal, India and partnered with a local NGO called Awake and Shine in India.  Their current project is to convert a dirt footpath into a stone footpath to make it usable all year round for the schoolchildren.  As the villages are in the foothills of the Himalayas, the dirt footpaths to this school become next to impassable due to the heavy monsoon rains. As part of their fundraising effort, Drs.


84 Student Doctors Visiting Harrow & Leamington FHTs to Diagnose Future Practice Opportunities

Harrow, ON – This weekend, 148 students from the Windsor and London campuses of the Schulich School of Medicine have gathered in Windsor/Essex County to forge closer relationships between the two sites. Eighty-four of the students have opted for a tour of Essex County. This group is here with you this afternoon. They have been split into smaller groups who have examined Leamington Hospital and the Leamington Family Health Team. They have been to the southernmost point of Canada and now they are at the southernmost Family Health Team here in Harrow.


Minister announces opening of Wise Elephant FHT in Brampton

Family Health Teams from Wave 4 are beginning to move into the "fully operational" stage of their development.  Health Minister Deb Matthews visited Wise Elephant FHT in Brampton to celebrate its opening with lead physician Dr. Sanjeev Goel and staff.  One of Dr. Goel's long-time patients enthused about how the practice has grown into a "one-stop shop" for meeting his health care needs. “The Wise Elephant Downtown Brampton Family Health Team will be able to provide increased access to care for over 9,000 people within the next five months.

Minister congratulates Centre for Family Medicine FHT on serving 5000 previously unattached patients

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews congratulated lead physician Dr. Joseph Lee and the staff of Kitchener's Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team for having enrolled more patients than originally planned, including over 5000 who were previously unattached.  She said, “It’s a shining example of what family health teams are all about.”  The Health Minister used the occasion to announce that Ontario has helped one million more people find a family doctor since 2003.


Mental Health in Family Health Teams and Primary Care Workshop

The Maitland Valley Family Health Team is hosting  a day of networking, information sharing and professional development.  Learn what your colleagues are doing across the province.  Click FHT Conference Registration Form for more information and to register for the workshop. When: Friday, October 22, 2010 Where: The Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario Street, Stratford, Ontario Fee: $50; $25 for students