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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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AFHTO Events

Register now! Managing Medication as a Team

November 17 2017 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto, ON 10:30am - 3:30pm

It takes a team… Managing medication is everyone’s job.  Join us in Toronto on Friday, November 17th for Managing Medication as a Team. In this full-day workshop, we’ll take an in-depth look at four common aspects of interprofessional medication management,

AFHTO 2017 Conference on October 25 & 26

October 25 & 26, 2017

Improving Primary Care Together Ontario’s health system continues to undergo transition with far-reaching implications. For the benefit of all Ontarians, primary care needs to be at the centre of this transformation. AFHTO’s 2017 Conference will show how we can all

2017 Bright Lights Awards Ceremony & Reception

Oct. 25, 2017 Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

The “Bright Lights” Awards recognize leadership, outstanding work and significant progress being made to improve the value delivered by interprofessional primary care teams across Ontario. Select award recipients will receive an education grant valued at $3,000. “Bright Lights” Award recipients

Webinar: Protecting Personal Health Information

June 26, 2017 Webinar 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Protecting Personal Health Information was presented on Monday, June 26th 2017  by AFHTO and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner  of Ontario (IPC). Protecting Personal Health Information The protection of personal health information while facilitating the effective provision of health care

Program planning and Quality Improvement: Introducing the SAPD* cycle

June 13, 2017 YMCA GTA Central, Toronto ON 10:30am - 4:00pm

UPDATE JUNE 8th, 2017: Registration is closed, as we are at capacity. If you have not registered and would like to attend, please email us and we’ll see if we can squeeze you in. Learning Objectives Our 2017 knowledge translation and

Webinar: Improving Care for Elderly Patients with Depression

June 8, 2017 GoToWebinar (see link within) 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dr. Peter Selby, Clinician Scientist in the Addictions Division and the Director of Medical Education at CAMH, and Dr. Benoit Mulsant, Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Chair of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Toronto, will present information about

“Physician Assistants”: Family Health Team’s Best Kept Secret

May 24, 2017 Gotowebinar 12- 1 pm

When: May 24, 2017, 12- 1 pm Co-hosted by: The Association Family Health Teams of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants This webinar will provide an overview of the Physician Assistant (PA) role in Family Health Teams (FHTs)

Setting the Course For Our New Strategic Priorities – Inviting Input from our Members!

April 4 & 7, 2017 GotoWebinar

AFHTO is undergoing an important strategic planning process and we thank everyone who has filled in our survey or participated in our focus groups earlier this year. We’ve heard some great feedback about where AFHTO should be focusing its strategic

D2D 4.1 Post-Launch Webinar

Tuesday, March 28 Webinar - See within for link 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Description: D2D 4.1 is live! Join us for a webinar on March 28 to ask questions and tell stories about how your teams are using D2D. Presenters: Carol Mulder (Provincial Lead, QIDS Program) Sean Blaine (Lead Physician at STAR FHT,

Get Moving! Physical Activity for Better Quality Care

March 7, 2017 YMCA Toronto Central

On March 7th, 2017, nearly 100 interdisciplinary health-care providers from across Ontario came together to share and learn about the role of physical activity in primary care. We were reminded that exercise is medicine, and physical activity is a vital

Webinar: Program Planning and AOP Reporting

March 6, 2017 GoToWebinar 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This webinar will support you in developing your annual operating plan for 2017-18. Presenters: Bryn Hamilton, provincial lead for Governance and Leadership, AFHTO Allison Meserve, Health Promotion Consultant, Planning and Evaluation, Ontario Public Health Fernando Tavares, Program Manager, Interprofessional Programs

Compensation Campaign Phase 2: Getting to the 2012 Rates

January 25, 2017 Webinar 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Webinar – Compensation Campaign Phase 2: Getting to the 2012 Rates Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AFHTO, along with AOHC and NPAO, continues to call on the Ontario government to support primary health care interprofessional teams

D2D 4.1 Q& A Webinar

January 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

D2D 4.1 Submission platform opens January 9 Join us on January 18, 2017 to find ways to make it easier to submit data to D2D, even if you aren’t ready yet to submit data for ALL the indicators. You can

Detecting and Correcting Malnutrition in Family Practice: A Collaborative Approach

November 30, 2016 GotoWebinar 12 noon -1 pm EST

Interprofessional Webinar Series: Detecting and Correcting Malnutrition in Family Practice:  A Collaborative Approach This webinar was held on November 29, 2016. View the slide deck here [PDF] – or watch the recording below. Malnutrition in seniors is an urgent issue: Each

Webinar: Financial Literacy for FHT and NPLC Leaders

November 15, 2016 GoToWebinar 12:00pm-1:30pm

AFHTO, in partnership with BDO Canada, presented this FREE webinar on financial reporting for board members, executive directors, and finance managers of AFHTO-member FHTs and NPLCs. This 90-minute webinar presentation touched on the following topics: Financial reporting and the budget process

AFHTO 2016 Conference on October 17 & 18

October 17 & 18, 2016 Westin Harbour Castle, One Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario

Leading primary care to strengthen a population-focused health system “What leaders really do is prepare organizations for change. Leaders, by definition, work in the realm of unknowability and wrestle with complexity.” – Colleen Grady and Marion Howell, Iris Group, at

Physicians in the Lead……Developing Capacity

October 16, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016 Workshop: Physicians in the Lead……Developing Capacity Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Style: Workshop (session is structured for interaction and/or hands-on learning opportunities) Focus: Practical (focus is on how to implement programs and/or practices in the team

Webinar: Are you paying the best price for your group insurance plan?

October 13, 2016 Webinar - See connection instructions below 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Need more information about CHOGIP?  Please review the following resources: Introductory announcement [PDF] Information brochure [PDF] Still have questions? Please contact Group Benefit Services at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the administrators of CHOGIP, using the email addresses and phone extensions listed below: