December 05, 2022
AFHTO Media Statements   Federal funding must be directed to team-based primary care across Canada November 8, 2022 This is AFHTO's call-to-action to the health ministers to prioritize team-based primary care and to address the HHR crisis. Click here to read more   Bright Lights Awards
October 06, 2022
The OMA and the Primary Care Collaborative have released a joint policy paper with recommendations to strengthen mental healthcare delivery in primary care. The rate of new mental health and addiction diagnoses is increasing, exacerbated by the ongoing impacts of the pandemic. Approximately three-
September 30, 2022
            Every year, on September 30, we mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Orange Shirt Day to honour and commemorate survivors and ancestors who were and continue to be impacted by the tragic and painful history of
April 29, 2022
TORONTO, April 29, 2022 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) members across the province, AFHTO welcomes the investments in home care, mental health care, and health human resources in the 2022 Ontario Budget, Ontario's Plan to Build. The investments will
April 22, 2022
  April 21, 2022 Hon. Christine Elliott Minister of Health  777 Bay St., College Park, 5th Floor Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Dear Minister Elliott, As associations representing interprofessional primary healthcare teams, we are concerned about the projected
February 14, 2022
AFHTO learned in fall 2021 that only people with a valid Ontario driver’s license could renew their OHIP card online. Most people who could not drive needed to go in-person to a ServiceOntario office.  This was particularly concerning as many people without a license are not in this position by
February 11, 2022
On February 10, AFHTO submitted our recommendations to the government for their 2022 budget. Our 2022 pre-budget submission was done in collaboration with our five partners in the Primary Care Collaborative. With primary care at the foundation, our submission lays out what is needed to help build
January 27, 2022
  January 27, 2022 Hon. Christine Elliott Minister of Health College Park, 777 Bay St., 5th floor Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Dear Minister Elliott, We commend the government for expediting vaccinations last month and for beginning the fourth dose for the most vulnerable people. Returning to a
December 07, 2021
MEDIA STATEMENT  December 7, 2021 The Alliance for Healthier Communities (Alliance), the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC), and the Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic Association (NPLCA) call on the government to address the
October 20, 2021
The Premier's Office recently requested input from multiple stakeholders on making vaccinations mandatory in hospitals with a province-wide strategy. AFHTO agrees this is critical in lowering the risk to employees' and patients' health from outbreaks, and it helps to address risks to staffing
September 30, 2021
    On the inaugural National Truth and Reconciliation Day being recognized today across Canada, the Primary Care Collaborative values the opportunity and responsibility to acknowledge some of the actions that can help support better understanding of
September 21, 2021
To: Hon. Doug Ford, Premier Hon. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, Minister of HealthCc: Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health Matthew Anderson, CEO, Ontario Health Helen Angus, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health (outgoing)   Re: Directive 6 must apply to