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Primary care teams speed up access to care and offer a wider range of programs and services to promote health and manage chronic disease. They bring together the variety of skills needed to help people stay as healthy as possible.
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Events

Governance Webcast Series: Strategic Planning and Public Complaints

February 20, 2019 GoToWebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Strategic planning is key to an organization’s growth and success. We’ll review how to develop a strategic plan, why this is important, and the board’s role in implementing it to see results. A toolkit will be presented as a resource.

Team-Based Approaches to Chronic Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship

February 28, 2019 Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nearly 20% of Canadian adults experience chronic pain. If some of them are your patients, you want to help them manage it in a way that is safe and effective. This may include opioids, other medications, or non-pharmacological approaches to

Building together: How to become a high-performing team

March 6 & 8, 2019 Holiday Inn Express Ottawa West - Nepean (Ottawa) and St. Paul's Bloor Street (Toronto) 8:00am-3:30pm

We all want to be on the best team! Better primary care teams deliver better primary care, and that means a better healthcare system. So the question is: How can we all make our teams even better? Registration is open now

Sustaining your gains: A discussion on challenges of sustaining QI success & preventing the risks of short-lived improvements

Mar. 21, 2019 Webinar 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Thu, Mar 21, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is a partnership initiative between Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, and Health Quality Ontario. E-QIP invites you

Enhancing “joy in work” for professionals through healthcare improvement with Dr. Chris Hayes

Feb. 5, 2019 Webinar 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Enhancing “joy in work” for professionals through healthcare improvement with Dr. Chris Hayes Tue, Feb 5, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is a partnership initiative between Addictions and Mental Health Ontario,

Healthy Work Environment Webinar Series

Feb 12 - April 23 Webinar Series

About this Event: The webinar series is a virtual learning experience that incorporates theory, techniques and tools to assist nurse leaders and other health-care professionals to focus and implement healthy work environment strategies through use of evidence-based practices. The series

Beyond Silence – Mental Health Training for Healthcare Workers

Multiple dates Toronto, Cobourg, Chatham, Thunder Bay and Hamilton

“Beyond Silence” is a 2-day, evidence-based workplace mental health training program led by peer educators for healthcare workers to build knowledge, skills, and resources to promote early intervention and support for psychological health and safety in the workplace. The program is based

Spine Online E-Course

Available online, anytime Online Program

Introducing the Spine Online Course for primary care providers. Developed by the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) and funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), as part of the Knowledge Translation in Primary Care Initiative, this course

Opioids Clinical Primer

Available online, anytime Online Program

In collaboration with Ontario’s six medical schools, Machealth has launched a new online learning program designed to help Canadain health professionals better understand their role in the management of the ongoing opioid crisis. The program addresses common challenges in the

Focus on Follow-Up – Slides and Resources

November 27, 2018 Steelworkers' Union Hall Conference Centre, Sudbury ON

On November 27, over 50 people from primary care teams across the North East came together in Sudbury for Focus on Follow-Up. They came because they want their patients to get better follow-up after getting out of hospital. They also

2019 Advanced Life Support Courses (ACLS) at Sunnybrook Hospital

Multiple Dates Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto

The Sunnyrook ALS Educator Program is pleased to share their 2019 Course Schedule. They offer condensed re certification courses. You are elgibile as long as you sign up before your ACLS or PALS card expires (2 years). After that time,

Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Clinical Stream

March 3-8, 2019 Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Hilton Hotel & Suites 3:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Now with clinical and program planning streams. Get information on the program planning stream. Clinical Stream The clinical stream builds on your clinical expertise using best practice guidelines (BPG) related to wound care. Mission To reduce the physiological, psychological, and the

Best Practices in Wound Care Institute: Program Planning Stream

March 5-8, 2019 Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Hilton Hotel & Suites 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

About this Event: Register by February 8, 2019 to secure your accommodations at the Hilton Hotel. After this date, a reservation at this hotel cannot be guaranteed. Now with clinical and program planning streams. Learn more about the clinical stream Program

8th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy

May 28-31, 2019 Niagara-on the-Lake, White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa

The 8th Annual Nurse Executive Leadership Academy offers an energizing knowledge exchange forum for nurse executives from all sectors. Participants will gain new knowledge and a fresh perspective to support and enhance their governance, leadership and practice roles. The program

RNAO 5th Annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium

November 20, 2018 Toronto, RNAO Home Office 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tue, 2018-11-20 08:30 – 16:30 RNAO home office 158 Pearl St. Toronto ON Map this location About this Event: Nurse practitioners don’t miss out on this year’s landmark NP event. Come and discuss key health issues of interest to NPs. The event is

AFHTO 2018 Conference on October 24 & 25

Oct. 24 & 25, 2018

Relationship Design with Starfield in Mind Dr. Barbara Starfield was a pioneer in identifying why primary care was so foundational to the health system – we know this as the 4Cs of primary care: CONTINUITY through better relationships, COORDINATION of

This is Long Term Care 2019: Transforming Aging Together

September 17-19, 2019 Beanfield Centre, Toronto, ON

Ontario Long Term Care Association’s This is Long Term Care 2019 Conference: Transforming Aging Together Call for content now open! September 17-19, 2019 Beanfield Centre, Toronto This is Long Term Care 2019: Transforming Aging Together provides an unparalleled opportunity to

2018 Webinars on Legal Topics for EDs and Managers of Primary Care Clinics

January 4 - December 18, 2018 Online

Calling all FHTs, FHOs, NPLCs (and birth centres)! Join me and Maria McDonald from McDonald HR Law for my 5th annual Legal Issues for Primary Care Teams which will launch January 2018. The topics we will cover in the 2018

De-Mystifying Skills-Based Boards

June 25, 2018 Gotowebinar 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Using a skills-based approach to composing the board is considered a leading governance practice and is now required of all FHT boards. But many boards are challenged to define what a skills-based board looks like for their organization and the