Objective: The objective of this paper was to identify continuations and changes in care delivery methods in primary care teams during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GLAD Canada is a 7-week program of education and exercise for people with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee. The program was developed in Denmark in 2013 and was first licensed in Canada in 2016. It is now offered at over 200 public and private sites across the country.
The Ontario government is awarding a contract to create a one-stop, digitally enabled navigation tool with fully bilingual services that will increase access to care and improve equity. This new tool expected to be ready in early 2022, where Ontarians will have a ‘Digital Front Door’ to Ontario’s health care system, offering a place where they can have easier access to health information, advice, initial triage, symptom checking, mental health and addictions supports, home and community care, caregiver supports, information on finding a local doctor or nurse practitioner, and virtual care to become connected to health information and health care services across the province and to receive guidance throughout their health care journey.
Ontario Health has been assigned contract management for the navigation tool and will work closely with the consortium, the ministry, and key stakeholders to design and implement this service. The ministry and Ontario Health will continue to work closely with health care sector partners to harness their expertise and insights on how best to support health care system navigation and address patients and providers’ needs.
• Health Care Navigation Service overview (attached document)
Ontario Health has launched Breaking Free Online, an online therapy tool for Ontarians 16 and up to support recovery from the use of over 70 substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, including opioids, and help prevent a relapse. The solution is free for patients and providers and is available 24/7 in both English and French. Primary care providers can refer their patients to Breaking Free Online directly or choose to implement it as a tool to facilitate ongoing treatment.
Getting Started: To implement Breaking Free Online, please email Nicholette Smith at email@example.com to receive your organization’s service code. You will use this service code to enrol clients, access resources in the operational toolkit, and view real-time data analytics via an online outcomes dashboard.
Post-Pandemic Primary Care:Respond, Recover, Rebuild
Samantha Gupta, Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist at Central Brampton FHT, was recognized with an OMD Luminary Award, 2021.
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Ontario Health will provide information and answer questions about FY2021-22 digital and virtual care provincial funding opportunities for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) and In Development Team, including support for online appointment booking and virtual primary care projects. This funding is available to support health system recovery, accelerate health system transformation, and build OHT digital maturity.
Materials presented to the Primary Care Collaborative regarding the 2021-22 Virtual Care Funding Opportunities for Primary Care
- Ontario Health Primary Care Funding Opportunities - Presentation
- Integrated Virtual Care Funding FY 2021-22 Criteria
- Integrated Virtual Care Proposal Template FY 2021-22 Version 2
- Online Appointment Booking FY 2021 22 Funding Criteria
- Online Appointment Booking Proposal Template FY 2021-22
- Virtual Primary Care FY 2021-22 Funding Criteria
- Virtual Primary Care Proposal Template FY 2021-22