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June 13, 2019

Ipsos survey shows health care is a top priority in the 2019 federal election

(June 13, 2019, Mississauga, ON) In advance of the 2019 federal election, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) commissioned Ipsos to conduct a poll on the importance of various election issues and what health matters are top of mind in Canada. The results were released today. The responses show that Canadians rate health care as a key concern in this federal election. Furthermore, the importance that federal leaders place on primary health care issues could sway how survey respondents will vote in October.

June 12, 2019

CFPC applauds recommendation to adopt a national universal pharmacare plan

(June 12, 2019, Mississauga, ON) - The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) applauds the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare for today’s announcement recommending a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare plan for Canada. The CFPC continues to advocate for such an approach and has urged all federal political parties to adopt this model as part of its Report Card document, The Role of the Federal Government in Health Care.

june 14, 2019

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    June 12, 2019

    Preserving antibiotics now and into the future

    NEW! Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer releases a report-- Preserving antibiotics now and into the future that shines a light on the importance of using antibiotics responsibly.

      May 16, 2019

      The CFPC advocates for the health of immigration detainees

      (May 16, 2019, Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), through its Prison Health Program Committee, has released a position statement calling on policy-makers to limit the use of imprisonment and work toward eliminating the indefinite detention of migrants. Migrants held in correctional facilities often suffer adverse health effects and the practice of detaining these individuals for indefinite periods has been shown to have harmful psychological consequences.* As the voice of family medicine in Canada, the CFPC advocates for the health and well-being of all individuals, including new immigrants to Canada.

      April 18, 2019

      Supporting Rural Health Systems through Family Practice Anesthesia

      Family physicians have a proud history of supporting rural hospitals and enhancing rural health care delivery in communities across Canada. After reading the recent CBC article by Mr. Michael Gorman, we acknowledge the need to improve the capacity of health care services in rural Nova Scotia and specifically in the domain of anesthesia for surgical procedures and obstetrics in rural and underserviced communities.

      April 17, 2019

      Dr. Ruth Wilson joins Rural Spark podcast host to discuss the Rural Road Map Initiative

      Dispatching doctors: Is it time for a rural medical service in Canada?

        Apr. 9, 2019

        The new CFPC portal will launch this summer

        The CFPC is creating a dynamic new portal for an improved user experience.

          Apr. 1, 2019

          eNews May 2019: Chapter News

          Spring webinars for members The British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) series of spring webinars is now under way. The early evening webinars are free for BCCFP members

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