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Farewell Carol Mulder

A Fond Farewell to Carol Mulder

Provincial Lead, Quality Improvement and Decision Support

Dear AFHTO Members:

I am writing to let you know that Carol Mulder is leaving AFHTO at the end of December 2018.  Carol will be taking a contract with OntarioMD to further the partnership AFHTO has enjoyed with OntarioMD dating back to even before OntarioMD produced the very first Data to Decisions report, D2D 1.0, in October 2014.  She will also be taking on a role with the Center for Studies in Primary Care at Queens University in Kingston.

Since it began in October 2013, Carol has led the Quality Improvement Decision Support program at AFHTO for over 5 years.  Over that time, the community of practice around quality improvement in primary care has blossomed.  Through this community, AFHTO members have developed a robust culture of measurement exemplified by the high level of sustained voluntary participation in D2D and numerous other measurement and improvement efforts.

While Carol and AFHTO members alike find it difficult to part at such an exciting point in our collective improvement journeys, it is nice to know that Carol is not going far.  She will continue to contribute to the quality of primary care in Ontario through her new roles at OntarioMD and the Centre for Studies in Primary Care at Queens and AFHTO and our members will continue to benefit from her passion in ensuring team based primary care continue with its improvement efforts while they provide the best quality of care possible for our patients.  Please join me in wishing her well in her new roles right here in our own neighbourhood!

If you have any questions about the QIDS Program please connect with Catherine Macdonald, Project Coordinator (catherine.macdonald@afhto.ca) or Laura Belsito, Clinical Knowledge Translation and Exchange Specialist (laura.belsito@afhto.ca).

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season.

Kavita Mehta

Chief Executive Officer