Demonstrating the value of team-based care

February 09, 2024
After months of advocacy with both the federal and provincial governments, AFHTO is pleased to let our members know of a new agreement that will see new investment of $3.1 billion into Ontario’s health care system. This investment includes significant funding to increase access to primary care
February 01, 2024
After almost a year of advocacy on funding to expand and enhance access to team-based primary care, AFHTO's advocacy efforts have proven successful as the Ontario government announces a $110 million investment in primary care, aiming to connect up to 328,000 individuals to healthcare teams. This
November 28, 2023
AFHTO congratulates physicians in our member family health teams who were recognized on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) 2023 Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all those recognized this year: Regional Family Physicians of the Year Dr. Richard
October 27, 2023
On October 25 AFHTO named the winners of our twelfth Bright Lights Awards at our ceremony at our annual conference. These innovators have improved access to primary care through their leadership, outstanding work and significant progress made toward improving the value delivered by
May 29, 2023
By Andrew Bazemore, Zach Merenstein, Lara Handler and John W. Saultz The Annals of Family Medicine May 2023, 21 (3) 274-279;  DOI: Abstract PURPOSE: Interpersonal continuity has been shown to play an essential role in primary care’s salutary effects. Amid 2
March 24, 2023
Chronic noncancer pain management Integration of a nurse-led program in primary care   Research article published in Canadian Family Physician March 2023, 69 (3) e52-e60 Abstract Problem addressed Chronic noncancer pain is often excessively managed with medications (most notably opioids)
March 02, 2023
By Heidi Singer on November 30, 2022 With Canadian health care systems in crisis, a University of Toronto researcher is working to inform stakeholders on building high-performing integrated primary care systems – work that she hopes will support them to make real change in the sector. Prof. 
January 10, 2023
Research article published in The Annals of Family Medicine November 2022, 20 (6) 505-511 Evaluation of an Enhanced Primary Care Team Model to Improve Diabetes Care Abstract PURPOSE Primary care practices manage most patients with diabetes and face considerable operational, regulatory, and
January 10, 2023
Research article published in BMC Primary Care 23, 294 (2022) The experience of primary care teams during the early phase of COVID-19: A qualitative study of primary care practice leaders in Ontario, Canada Abstract Background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rapid shift to virtual care in
December 06, 2022
In a June article 'QHC honours Belleville nurse practitioner-led clinic, Gateway centre' we learned Belleville “has also received funding to provide follow up care to QHC newborns during their first two months of life,” Kearns continued. That program has yet to be established fully, but the clinic
October 24, 2022
HOSTED BY The Alliance for healthier communities, nurse practitioner-led clinic association and AFHTO   On October 3, 2022, the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table (OST) released its final brief, a 3-part exploration of how primary care responded to and was affected by the pandemic, and
October 14, 2022
There is significant strain and challenges facing the healthcare sector. We can move forward together in reimagining and rebuilding health care in Ontario, and this rebuild must start with primary care teams.  Integrated health neighbourhoods have proven effective around the world, and Ontario is