Programs and Practice Support

The Programs and Practice Support (PPS) department, which operates under the Professional Development and Practice Support division, works with external health care organizations, CFPC Chapters, and the CFPC’s Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine to advance the development of high-quality resources and tools to support family physicians in their day-to-day clinical practices.

Your destination for practice support tools is now live on social media! Visit us to learn more at @ToolsForDocs, or using hashtag #toolsfordocs

Our resources include:

Choosing Wisely Canada
Primary Care Provider Toolkit
Choosing Wisely Canada
Patient Toolkit
Download the Choosing Wisely Canada Primary Care Provider Toolkit Download the Choosing Wisely Canada Patient Toolkit 
Best Advice Guide: Caring for Military
Families in the Patient’s Medical Home
The Family Physicians Working with
Military Families Awareness Document
For family physicians to enhance their awareness in caring for military families.The Family Physicians Working with Military Families Awareness Document


The Osteoarthritis (OA) ToolkitThe Prevention in Hand
 and mobile app
For primary care providers who are managing patients with joint pain consistent with OA in the hip, knee or hand.For health professionals and the public to quickly access information about the prevention of chronic diseases.


The Obesity Prevention and
Management e-learning module
The 2017 Canadian Guideline for
Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Clinical practice guidelines that support primary care providers in delivering preventive health care.To assist in making decisions about the safe and effective use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain management.


The Self LearningTM ProgramThe Advanced Care Planning Tool
Created by family physicians for family physicians: Curated from more than 100 peer-reviewed medical journals worldwide.Information on why you should you start advance care planning conversations with your patients.


The Poverty Tool:
A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers
Specific resources to help screen for and respond to poverty concerns in patient encounters.

PPS will periodically evaluate these projects to ensure the materials being produced reflect the ongoing needs of family physicians and their patients.

Additional resources will be added as they are developed.
Please contact [email protected] for more information or to share ideas for future collaboration.

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