Monkeypox Update, Planning Vaccination for the Under 5 and Please Fill in a Quick Survey

Dear Members,
We hope you are all doing well and staying safe as we all navigate through this current wave of COVID-19, while closely monitoring the situation concerning monkeypox cases that have been reported in Europe, the US and now in Quebec and Ontario. Please find attached the following information from the Chief Medical Officer of Health:

Refugee HealthLine: Request for Health Care Providers to Provide Transitional Care for Refugees

The Ministry of Health (the “ministry”) is supporting newly arriving refugees and people arriving through other exceptional humanitarian authorizations (e.g., Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel) by providing a toll-free, multi-lingual, Refugee HealthLine where they can connect with health care providers who deliver services funded by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), the Interim Federal Health Program, or through provincial programs such as transitional health care and services, including but not limited to primary care, specialist care, and mental health supports.

Advancing Equity in Cancer Screening for Gender-Diverse Clients

Fri, June 17, 2022
ZOOM Webinar

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.