New 'Health Check' toolkit can improve primary healthcare for people with developmental disabilities |Montreal Gazette

Montreal Gazette article published on Apr. 1, 2016. Article in full pasted below. CNW News Release, Montreal Gazette Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have more health issues than other adults, but they are less likely to receive preventative care.


Health care initiative aims to ease wait times for Syrian refugees |The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail article published on Mar. 28, 2016. Article in full pasted below. Mahnoor Yawar, The Globe and Mail

At a clinic for Syrian refugees at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital last month, a team of doctors met their first challenge: A family of 10, including eight restless, hungry children, stepped in for their first check-up.


Central Lambton FHT Expanding Mental Health Services in Petrolia article published on Mar. 16, 2016. Article in full pasted below. Stephanie Chaves, Local Mental Health Services Expanding A new walk-in site in Petrolia will provide mental health services to local youth. St. Clair Child and Youth Services has teamed up with the Central Lambton Family Health Team to provide the clinic at the Englehart Health Park site. St.


Sunset Country Family Health Team opens clinic to treat those with dementia problems

Kenora Daily Miner and News article published on March 9, 2016. Article in full pasted below. Kenora is home-base to the first memory clinic in Northwestern Ontario. The Sunset Country Family Health Team became the 78th clinic in Ontario and the first in the Northwest when it opened in February 2016 under the guidance of Dr.


New temporary clinic for those without a doctor |The Peterborough Examiner

The Peterborough Examiner article published on Mar. 2, 2016. Article in full pasted below. Jason Bain, The Peterborough Examiner A temporary clinic for patients without a primary health-care provider scheduled to open near the downtown core Monday aims to do far more than simply care for patients, according to Peterborough Family Health Team officials. The PWD (People Without Doctors) clinic at 239 Charlotte St.

Couchiching FHT & community partners come together for new geriatric clinic

Couchiching FHT is integrating its geriatric outreach program into a first of its kind geriatric clinic opening next month in Orillia. Led by local geriatrician Dr. Kevin Young, apart from its occupational therapists, administrator and nurse, the clinic will host Alzheimer Society staff, rehabilitation therapists, a dietitian and other health-care professionals providing seniors-focused programming.


Thamesview FHT & partners providing cancer support programs open to public

Thamesview FHT has partnered with Windsor Regional Hospital to provide support programs for cancer patients and their family and friends within the Chatham area. “Sexuality and Cancer” and “A Life After Cancer Educational Series” are also available via video conference using the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). Cancer patients often have to leave Chatham-Kent to receive advance treatment, which involves a lot of time, travel and expense. Then they’re also recommended to participate in support programs, which may mean even more travel.