Advisory Committee on Family Practice
Innovation in Primary Care seriesThe College of Family Physicians of Canada and its Advisory Committee on Family Practice have partnered with the Canadian Pharmacists Association to produce the latest issue in the Innovation in Primary Care series, Integration of Pharmacists Into Interprofessional Teams. Read the issue to learn about how some family physicians and pharmacists are working together and sharing resources to address challenges such as fragmented care; access to timely and reliable drug information and management; safe prescribing; coordination of community services; and more to provide high-quality patient care and improve patient satisfaction.
The series supports learning among Chapters and among family physicians across the country by sharing local approaches to health care that are working well so physicians can benefit from others’ experiences, knowledge, and best practices. If you have an innovative model or practice that you would like to submit, or if you would like to provide feedback on the series, please send an email to: [email protected].
Who we are
The Advisory Committee on Family Practice (AdComFP) supports family physicians across Canada with respect to issues impacting the practice environment by advocating for and enhancing the value and importance of family physicians in existing and developing models of care.
Dr. Lisa Bonang, Nova Scotia
Dr. Noel DaCunha, Alberta
Dr. Jeanette Boyd, British Columbia
Dr. Ian Alexander, Manitoba
Representative TBA, New Brunswick
Dr. Lyn Power, Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Sarah Jane Cook, Northwest Territories
Dr. Joanna Zed, Nova Scotia
Dr. Jane Charters, Ontario
Dr. Huy Nguyen, Prince Edward Island
Dr. Frédéric Turgeon, Québec
Dr. Penelope Stalker, Saskatchewan
Dr. Jennifer Crichton, Section of Residents
The College of Family Physicians of Canada staff
Arlen Keen, Manager, Health Policy and Government Relations
Artem Safarov, Director, Health Policy and Government Relations
Alison Soares, Health Policy Coordinator
For more information, contact [email protected]
PurposeTo support family physicians throughout Canada with respect to issues impacting the practice environment.
- To advise the College on a wide range of issues associated with family practice.
- To gather and share information from all parts of Canada related to primary care and family practice.
- To advocate for and enhance the value and importance of family physicians in existing and developing models of care.
- To support family physicians through knowledge transfer related to changes occurring in family practice and the practice environment.
- To encourage and promote the establishment of networks of national, provincial, regional and local family physician leaders involved in primary care and family practice.
- To build links and promote communication between the CFPC, family physicians and other professional providers and organizations involved in inter and intra -professional team-based care.
- To act as an advisory body for the CFPC’s Primary Care Toolkit by:
a. Monitoring the use of the Toolkit.
b. Addressing the most appropriate issues identified through the Toolkit’s discussion forums, submitted materials and feedback.
- To identify and promote factors relevant to quality outcomes in family practice.
- To serve as a resource for Chapters as needed in their development and/or review of policies related to primary care and family practice.
Innovation in Primary Care Series: Integration of Pharmacists Into Interprofessional Teams