2023 Conference Themes
Supporting Caregivers Supports Patients- The Critical Role of Primary Care in Preventing Caregiver Burnout
HOSTED BY The ONTARIO CAREGIVER ORGANIZATION and PRIMARY CARE COLLABORATIVE
There are 4 million caregivers across Ontario, providing an estimated 75% of the care to family members, partners, friends, or neighbours. Caregiver well-being has an impact on patient health outcomes – well-supported caregivers are more likely to provide better care. Primary care providers can play a key role in preventing burnout and enhancing caregiver well-being by initiating early interventions and connecting caregivers to support.
AFHTO 2022 Conference on October 12
Reconnect and Reimagine: moving forward together
Strengthening mental healthcare delivery in 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.
Wellness Check: Dealing with Transitions and Managing Stress
HOSTED BY AFHTO & Canadian mental health association ontario
Uncertainty and unpredictability have been constants throughout the duration of the pandemic as has the need to navigate transitions. In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to gain insight into change processes and their impact on workplace mental health. Strategies for managing hybrid working models and combating stress will also be explored.
2022 Conference Themes
AFHTO 2021 Conference on October 27 & 28
Post-Pandemic Primary Care:Respond, Recover, Rebuild
2021 Conference Themes
Primary Care Team Lessons and Patient Virtual Experience During COVID-19
On Friday, Oct. 23, AFHTO along with our partners presented at Trillium Research Day demonstrating the value of primary care teams' response to COVID-19 and patients' experience with virtual care:
- Responding to COVID-19: Understanding How Primary Care Teams Stepped up to Help Support Their Communities and Patients- a. Sandeep Gill, Rachelle Ashcroft, Catherine Donnelly, Simon Lam
- Learning from Patients’ Experiences with Synchronous Virtual Encounters in Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Study- a. Rachelle Ashcroft, Simone Dahrouge, Catherine Donnelly, Bridget Ryan, Judith Belle Brown, Lisa Dolovich, Jean Grenier, David Verrilli, JavedAlloo, Jennifer Rayner, Sandeep Gill, Simon Lam, Kavita Mehta
- Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 by Generating a Policy-Oriented Action Plan to Strengthen Mental Health Services in Primary Health Care (PHC)- a. Maya Dancey, Rachelle Ashcroft, Keith Adamson, Toula Kourgiantakis, Anne Kirvan, Lisa Dolovich, Catherine Donnelly, Judy Belle Brown, David Verrilli, Sandeep Gill, Deepy Sur, Kavita Mehta
- Oral Presentation - After the Pandemic: Understanding How Primary Care Teams Will Incorporate Learnings from the Pandemic to Support Their Communities and Patients- a. Sandeep Gill, Catherine Donnelly, Rachelle Ashcroft, Simon Lam, Kavita Mehta
And here's a video of the poster presentation: