Around the world, cost-effective and high-performing health systems share a common characteristic: they are based on a foundation of comprehensive primary care.
Today, 184 Family Health Teams (FHTs), 75 Community Health Centres (CHCs), 25 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs), and 10 Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs) provide comprehensive primary care to more than 3.5 million Ontarians in over 200 communities across the province.
The goals of comprehensive primary care are to:
The focus of the primary care team is therefore to:
Learn about AFHTO’s approach to measuring comprehensive primary care through the Starfield Model.
Our members provide interprofessional and team-based comprehensive primary care funded by the Province of Ontario to people of all ages, health and social status in communities across Ontario. These organizations are made up of a variety of models (FHT, NPLC, etc.).
Primary care teams include professionals from a variety of health care backgrounds:
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Communities of practice for interprofessional health providers in primary care
Join a community of practice today! These communities are a member-driven initiative, led by dedicated IHP volunteers from teams across the province and supported by AFHTO. They provide resources, advice and opportunities for your staff, helping them improve their performance which in turn benefits the whole team.