Citizens' Reference Panel calls for expansion of family health teams in Ontario

Twenty-eight Ontarians who have looked at the inner-workings of the province's health system recommend more collaboration, integration and accountability to help ensure the sustainability of high-quality, accessible and publicly-funded health care. One of these recommendations states, "We urge the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to accelerate the expansion of integrated family health teams throughout the province." The report, released on June 22, 2011, was commissioned by PwC (formerly called PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Keep the voice for FHTs strong - Renew your AFHTO membership for 2011-12

AFHTO's membership year begins on April 1. Notices and registration forms were e-mailed to all FHT leaders on March 3. Why join? - click here. What are AFHTO's plans? - click here to see the AFHTO Strategic Plan 2011-2013. What are the fees? - click here. Need a registration form? - click here. AFHTO is the only group that advocates on behalf of ALL family health teams.

AFHTO is seeking your FHT’s input for the 2011 Strategic Plan

AFHTO works with FHTs and for FHTs as the advocate, champion, network and resource centre for this innovative model of care.   Our membership is our strength.  We need your help to determine AFHTO’s path for the next 2-3 years to ensure it captures and reflects the key priorities shared by FHTs across Ontario.

Dr. Ruth Wilson is named one of Canada's Top 100 women.

Dr. Ruth Wilson, a Queens FHT family physician and AFHTO Vice President, was recently named one of Canada's Top 100 women by the Women's Executive Network.   The Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards recognizes the country's highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Dr. Wilson was chair of the Queen’s department of Family Medicine from 1991-2001.

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.