Mount Sinai Academic FHT Prenatal Services fit under Ontario's Plan to Expand Midwifery Services

On July 8, 2019 Ontario's government committed to providing ongoing funding for Group Perinatal Care at Mount Sinai Academic FHT. The 2019 Bright Lights nominated program was implemented in 2016. Perinatal care and education is provided by an interprofessional team including registered midwives, prenatal nurse, registered dietitian, family medicine residents and family physicians.

Cancer Care Ontario transitioning to fecal immunochemical test

Message on behalf of Cancer Care Ontario.
 
Cancer Care Ontario through its ColonCancerCheck (CCC) screening program is transitioning to the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) as the recommended screening test for people at average risk of developing colorectal cancer. The guaiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) will no longer be used in the CCC program.
 

Primary Care Virtual Community (April 2019)

Thu, April 25, 2019
Webinar

The Change Foundation has convened a Primary Care Virtual Community on behalf of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario. The virtual session held in April 2019, was the first in a 4-part webinar series. This session builds on the momentum from an inaugural webinar on Primary Care and Health System Change that was held in Nov. 2018.

Examining the Healthcare Experiences of Foreign-Born Older Canadians: Call for Participants

Examining the Healthcare Experiences of Foreign-Born Older Canadians: A Pilot Study – Call for Participants

Overview: Although foreign-born older adults (immigrant seniors) are at a higher risk for certain chronic diseases and negative health conditions, limited Canadian studies have examined healthcare experiences of foreign-born older adults (FBOAs), and few have developed or proposed practical solutions to support patient engagement, system navigation ,and care coordination.