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May 10, 2019
The Change Foundation has convened a Primary Care Virtual Community on behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario. The virtual session held in April 2019, was the first in a 4-part webinar series. This session builds on the momentum from
April 29, 2019
The Ontario Palliative Care Network has launched the Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework, recommendations for a model of care to improve palliative care in Ontario. The Delivery Framework is a model of care for adults with a life-limiting illness who are living at home or in
April 25, 2019
Examining the Healthcare Experiences of Foreign-Born Older Canadians: A Pilot Study – Call for Participants Overview: Although foreign-born older adults (immigrant seniors) are at a higher risk for certain chronic diseases and negative health conditions, limited Canadian studies have examined
April 25, 2019
In April Health Quality Ontario received 1,024 Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) from hospitals, primary care organizations, long-term care homes, and LHIN home and community care services across Ontario. All of the 2019/20 QIPs are now available on QIP Navigator. You can use the Download QIPs tool
April 24, 2019
Presented by Marg Alfieri, Registered Dietitian and AFHTO Board Member. Learning objectives of the webinar include: learn about the potential for nutrient related anemias how growth and anemias are interconnected the potential for nutrient depletion and anemias in primary care practice the
March 26, 2019
The Toronto Star article published on Monday, March 25, 2019 By Andrew Boozary, Michael Kidd & Aisha Lofters     Medicine’s history is tied to the pursuit of a fix. If someone is ailing, they may seek to feel better, but almost always prefer a cure. And maybe now, more than ever, we all
March 22, 2019
An Opportunity for Quality: The Need for Better Evaluation of Family Health Teams in Ontario Article in Healthcare Quarterly 21(4) January 2019 : 28-31.doi:10.12927/hcq.2019.25744 Special Focus on Building Effective Primary Care Systems Abstract In the past decade, primary care has undergone
March 21, 2019
Improving the health of older Canadians means identifying health problems early. It means providing timely support so that manageable concerns do not spiral out of control. And, above all, it means helping health care providers actively engage older patients and their family caregivers as partners
February 25, 2019
We are the advocate, network and resource for team-based primary care in Ontario The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) works to support the implementation and growth of primary care teams by promoting best practices, sharing lessons learned, and advocating on behalf of all
February 14, 2019
Partnerships and Committees AFHTO is pleased to be part of several different partnerships and working with various partners in areas of interest and priorities for our members. Collectively, we're working together to ensure the voice of primary care remains strong, especially as we undergo health
February 01, 2019
Nearly 20% of Canadian adults experience chronic pain. If some of them are your patients, you want to help them manage it in a way that is safe and effective. This may include opioids, other medications, or non-pharmacological approaches to pain control. When they use opioids, you want to support
January 21, 2019
Andrew D. Pinto, Tatiana Aratangy, Alex Abramovich, Kim Devotta, Rosane Nisenbaum, Ri Wang and Tara Kiran; St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team Abstract BACKGROUND: Sexual orientation and gender identity are key social determinants of health, but data on these characteristics are