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.
The Ontario Palliative Care Network has launched the Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework, recommendations for a model of care to improve palliative care in Ontario.
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.
In April Health Quality Ontario received 1,024 Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) from hospitals, primary care organizations, long-term care homes, and LHIN home and community care services across Ontario. All of the 2019/20 QIPs are now available on QIP Navigator.
Presented by Marg Alfieri, Registered Dietitian and AFHTO Board Member.
Learning objectives of the webinar include:
The Toronto Star article published on Monday, March 25, 2019
An Opportunity for Quality: The Need for Better Evaluation of Family Health Teams in Ontario
Special Focus on Building Effective Primary Care Systems
Improving the health of older Canadians means identifying health problems early. It means providing timely support so that manageable concerns do not spiral out of control. And, above all, it means helping health care providers actively engage older patients and their family caregivers as partners in care. Patients want to make informed choices about their health and the care they receive, based on their personal values, preferences and goals, and informed by available evidence.