Critical Role of Comprehensive Primary Care in COVID-19 Wave 2 Response

December 09, 2020

To: Helen Angus, Deputy Minister of Health
Alison Blair, Assistant Deputy Minister
Matt Anderson, CEO, Ontario Health
David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health (MOH)


Re: Critical Role of Comprehensive Primary Care in COVID-19 Wave 2 Response


Our calls to action in a joint letter to the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health

  1. Prioritize flu vaccination in comprehensive primary care
  2. Support immunization in primary care
  3. Include primary care in planning and rollout of COVID-19 vaccination
  4. Enable community-led testing and contact tracing in hotspot communities
  5. Ensure ongoing management of illnesses, chronic disease, disease prevention, health promotion, and community connection
  6. Expand virtual care that supports continuity and develop a comprehensive digital equity strategy

Signed

Sarah Hobbs, CEO, Alliance for Healthier Communities
Caroline Lidstone Jones, CEO, Indigenous Primary Health Care Council
Kavita Mehta, CEO, Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario
Jennifer Clement, Chair, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Association
Leanne Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario College of Family Physicians

See the full letters and the provincial response below.

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