2022 Conference Themes
AFHTO 2021 Conference on October 27 & 28
Post-Pandemic Primary Care:Respond, Recover, Rebuild
2021 Conference Themes
2020 Conference Themes
Striving for Health Equity and Better Health Outcomes at McMaster FHT
Content below developed by McMaster Family Health Team
Advancing Equity in Cancer Screening for Gender-Diverse Clients
HOSTED BY the alliance for healthier communities, indigenous primary health care council, nurse practitioner led clinics association, association of family health teams of ontario and ontario health
Ontario Health has developed new, gender-affirming cancer screening guidelines to support the health and wellbeing of Trans and Non-Binary clients. These groups often have lower screening rates than their peers due to outreach that misses eligible clients and screening practices that can trigger gender dysphoria.
Advocacy for Equity in Online OHIP Renewal
AFHTO learned in fall 2021 that only people with a valid Ontario driver’s license could renew their OHIP card online. Most people who could not drive needed to go in-person to a ServiceOntario office.
This was particularly concerning as many people without a license are not in this position by choice. A disability that prevents some people from driving can make in-person renewal difficult at any time. And in a pandemic, going to crowded ServiceOntario offices exposes people to even further risk.
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)