News & Events

Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Senior Care Settings

Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Senior Care Settings

Thursday December 6, 2018 | 8:45 AM - 4:15 PM Fairmount Home, Glenburnie Register Here Members:  $260 Non-Members: $370 This one-day workshop will explore the various implications that medical and recreational cannabis legalization will have on senior care employers, employees/staff, and residents and their families.

Beyond Silence - Mental Health Training for Healthcare Workers

"Beyond Silence" is a 2-day, evidence-based workplace mental health training program held by McMaster University, led by peer educators for healthcare workers to build knowledge, skills, and resources to promote early intervention and support for psychological health and safety in the workplace. The program is based on best practices in contact-based education and is supported by a clinical trial completed with over 180 healthcare workers in Ontario.

Spine Online E-Course

Introducing the Spine Online Course for primary care providers. Developed by the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) and funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), as part of the Knowledge Translation in Primary Care Initiative, this course aims to familiarize primary care providers with current guidelines for evidence-based assessment and treatment of patients with low back and/or neck pain.

Evaluation of the McMaster Family Health Team: results and practical implications for quality improvement

By Laila Nasser, Alix Stosic, David Price; McMaster FHT Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the McMaster Family Health Team (MFHT) as part of a Continuous Quality Improvement initiative using a set of provincial performance metrics to demonstrate which measures of assessment are actually clinically meaningful in context and where system-level changes might be implemented to improve operational practice.

CBC profiles Marathon FHT's Bright Lights Award for Safer Opioid Prescription (HARMS) Program

CBC News article published on November 27, 2018 By CBC News A clinic in a small northwestern Ontario town is enjoying some recognition after taking a chance on an unusual approach to opioid prescription. For the past several years, the Marathon Family Health Team, located in Marathon, Ont., has required urine drug tests of every patient prescribed opioids for chronic pain.