AFHTO "Bright Lights" Awards - nominations now open!

Calling all AFHTO Members- it’s time to shine a light on your team’s accomplishments. Nominate an outstanding team or individual for a “Bright Lights” Award by July 20, 2018.

The “Bright Lights” Awards recognize leadership, outstanding work and significant progress being made to improve the value delivered by interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario. Select award recipients will receive an education grant. “Bright Lights” Award recipients are:

City of Lakes FHT receives grant to research use of psychoactive drugs

The Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association (NOAMA) has awarded the COLFHT a $50,000 research grant to address inappropriate or overuse of benzodiazepines. NOAMA is the governance organization responsible for administering the Ministry of Health and OMA negotiated NOSM Academic Funding Plan to support the development of new and innovative approaches in health care delivery, and to support leadership in the dissemination of knowledge across the healthcare system.


D2D 5.1: Getting Started and Changing Gears

AFHTO members have just released the 7th iteration of their performance measurement report, Data to Decisions 5.1. Voluntary participation in team-level measurement remains high. 90% of members have contributed so far, with over 60% in D2D 5.1. This makes D2D 5.1 a unique picture of primary care across the province, at the LHIN level, and (for the second time) at the sub-region level.

City of Lakes FHT Receives Community Builders Award

On Mar. 1, 2018 City of Lakes FHT was recognized for its contribution to healthcare at Northern Life’s 15th annual Community Builders Awards of Excellence. The award came soon after the team celebrated its 10th anniversary. “What’s happened in the last 10 years, not just locally but across the province, there’s been a transformation,” says Dave Courtemanche, the team’s ED.