Today, the Ontario government announced the launching of a suite of supports for Ukrainian families arriving under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel. The supports available include Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Please find the News Release here and additional information on coming to Ontario from Ukraine here.
Originally published October 20, 2020. Last updated March 16, 2021.
This page will provide regular updates and information about Ontario Health Teams (OH), which will impact members the most.
The BETTER Program: Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Primary Care
The BETTER Institute (Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Primary Care) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the long-term uptake and sustainability of the BETTER approach to cancer and chronic disease prevention and screening in primary care settings.
The institute has two primary areas of focus:
On February 26, we heard from teams that have stepped up to provide leadership for vaccine distribution in their communities. They spoke to work that is underway, including roll-out and operation of mass immunization clinics, utilisation of mobile units to reach vulnerable people, and collaboration with primary care partners.
They shared unique examples of work in their regions; offered guidance and advice; and spoke to planning considerations and lessons learned.
The following leaders presented and answered questions:
Connecting physicians regionally is a powerful way to spark change, to improve the delivery of comprehensive patient services, and to influence health service decision making.
There is power in speaking with a collective voice, and there is an opportunity to strengthen the primary care sector by working better together within the shifting landscape of health care delivery in Ontario.
We are pleased to share the Provincial Policy Manual developed for primary care.