Canadian Family Physician

Climate change and health in CFP

“Action is better than anxiety.”

  —Dr Courtney Howard

The Faces of Family Medicine project has evolved from individual faces of family medicine in Canada to portraits of providers and communities across the country addressing inequities and challenges in health care.

May’s cover story highlights Dr Courtney Howard, a family physician from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and her passionate focus on the greatest challenge to human health on the globe: climate change.

CFP launches a new cover project for 2016.  

launches a new cover project for 2016.  

“We have to deliver health care in the places where it’s needed most, because people need to have their family physician where they live.”

—Dr John Pawlovich

The Faces of Family Medicine project has evolved from individual faces of family medicine in Canada to portraits of communities across the country grappling with some of the inequities and challenges that pervade society.

We are excited to launch the new cover project in January 2016 with a portrait of one way in which health care is being delivered to indigenous people in remote areas of northern British Columbia.

This collection of covers and stories will help to enhance our relationships with our patients in all our communities.

The Journal

Canadian Family Physician (CFP), a peer-reviewed medical journal, is the official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Our mission is to ensure that practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers are informed on current issues and in touch with the latest thinking in the discipline of family medicine; to serve family physicians in all types of practice in every part of Canada in both official languages; to advance the continuing development of family medicine as a discipline; and to contribute to the ongoing improvement of patient care.

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CFP believes in making the intellectual property created by our authors, editors, reviewers and designers available to as many people as possible, in as many formats as possible.

Our core product, of course, is the print edition of CFP, which is distributed monthly to all members of the CFPC and to paid subscribers. It focuses on commentaries and hands-on, how-to articles such as clinical reviews, case reports, critical appraisals, as well as regular features such as Motherisk, Ophthaproblem and Dermacase. Research articles also frequently appear in the print edition.

All of this content is also published online at, along with considerable web exclusive content, including ancillary materials in our “CFPlus” feature and full-length research articles. All these articles are placed on the international record in PubMed and available in full text at PubMed Central.

In addition, we now publish a digital edition (called eCFP) that includes all the articles in both the print and online editions. It is e-mailed to all members every month.

We have recently added CFP Mainpro®, a service that allows members to use selected journal content to earn Mainpro M1 credits.

In addition, one of the most popular features of the print edition – the careers and locums ad section – is now also available online in a searchable format.

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