Sootoday Published an article on November 26, 2022
By Alex Flood
“I think this award is for my whole team, not just for me,” says Dr. Anjali Oberai, a family doctor at the Wawa Medical Centre who has been named the 2022 Ontario Family Physician of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP).
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 aspiring towards this with Ontario Health Teams (OHTs). To deliver high-quality and patient-centred care, to build effective OHTs, and to address the acute and long-term impact of the pandemic, integrated health neighbourhoods must start with integrated, team-based primary care.
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-quarters of Canadians rely on their primary care provider to address their mental health needs, but there are longstanding system gaps that must be addressed to enhance the ability of primary care doctors to deliver mental health care.
Inside Ottawa Valley Published an article on September 10, 2022
By Tara Gesner
Beckwith local Karen Simpson feels strongly that Carleton Place needs a family health team to serve Beckwith and Carleton Place residents.
“I see the benefits of a family health team through my work in Arnprior,” she told Carleton Place council on Aug. 23.