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July 12, 2011

Asbestos Letter to the Prime Minister

On June 14, 2011, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian Medical Association, and The Canadian National Specialty Society for Community Medicine(NSSCM) wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper stating that Canada must eliminate asbestos production and exportation, and encourage economic activity that does not endanger the public’s health.

Jan. 1, 2012

Assess your prescribing skills and earn Mainpro+® credits with Prescribing Safely Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) to pilot Prescribing Safely Canada—a new online tool to help Canadian physicians assess and enhance their prescribing skills.

    March 2017

    Associate members of the CFPC may now act as a primary referee for non-physician researchers and educators

    To recognize the important role our valued colleagues from disciplines outside of family medicine play in contributing to research and teaching in family medicine, the CFPC has approved a new approach for Associate membership: Existing Associate members may now act as a primary referee for non-physician researchers and family medicine educators who are applying for Associate membership.  

      August 2011

      BCCFP 23rd Annual Scientific Assembly

      The BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) hosts its 23rd Annual Scientific Assembly in Vancouver, BC at the Hyatt Regency on October 15 and 16, 2011.

        September 2016

        Besrour Centre Update - September 2016

        Almost 5,000 delegates will attend the WONCA World Conference in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, and The Besrour Center is pleased to be part of the event!

          April 2016

          Best Advice – Physicians Remuneration in a Patient’s Medical Home

          As part of the CFPC’s ongoing advocacy for the Patient’s Medical Home, the Remuneration Best Advice Guide, aims to support family physicians and policy decision makers with information on how a remuneration model can address different community needs, and the outcomes associated with the models in different scenarios.

          July 2016

          Best Advice Guide - Chronic Care Management in a Patient’s Medical

          The CFPC’s Best Advice guide Chronic Care Management in a Patient’s Medical Home, provides actionable advice to family physicians about chronic care management in family practice settings. While this guide applies to all types of family practices, the strategies described involve many important components of the Patient’s Medical Home model.

            February 2018

            Best Advice guide helps family physicians care for Canada’s military families

            The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) released the Best Advice guide Caring for Military Families in the Patient’s Medical Home in 2017. Since its release, the guide has received positive reviews. The CFPC’s Programs and Practice Support department would like to further evaluate the effectiveness and uptake of the guide. Your feedback is valued, and helps inform the content of future initiatives.

              January 2018

              Best Advice guide on social determinants of health gets a Japanese edition

              The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has granted permission to the Japan Network of Health Promoting Hospitals (JNHPH) to translate the Best Advice guide Social Determinants of Health. The document, developed in support of the Patient’s Medical Home model of care, provides a background on the social determinants of health and interventions that can be employed at clinical, community, and population levels.

                May 2016

                Best Advice Guide: Health Literacy in the Patient’s Medical Home

                The latest Best Advice Guide on the topic of Health Literacy supports the crucial first pillar in the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH), Patient-Centeredness. This guide explores ways in which family physicians can support their patients understanding of health information by enhancing their own communication skills, increasing use of health literacy assessment tools in the practice, and by making better use of appropriate resources to match patents’ literacy needs during clinical interactions.

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