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Patient Education Committee

What we do

The Patient Education Committee aims to provide health information resources for patients, as well as for family physicians in support of the unique role they play in the health care of their patients.

The Committee offers online patient education brochures that patients and family physicians can access as they work to supplement patients’ understanding of their health conditions and needs.

For information about materials, tools, and website content review criteria, please see the Patient Education Committee Content Review Guidelines, under the Resources tab.

Who we are

The Patient Education Committee, a standing committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), coordinates the development and dissemination of high-quality and evidence-based health care information and resources for patients, and for family physicians to support the unique role they play in their patients’ health care.

The Committee received status as a Standing Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in October 2009.


Dr. Jean Chen, Ontario


Dr. Jessica Dwyer

Dr. Rupashi Goswami, Ontario

Dr. Derek Jorgenson, Saskatchewan

Dr. Sapna Khosla, Ontario

Dr. Christine Loignon, Quebec

Dr. Lauren Standerwick (Res Y1)

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Dr. Mike Allan, Director Program & Practice Supports

Dr. Janice Harvey, Physician Advisor, Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM)

Supported by the Programs and Practice Support Department


Terms of Reference for the CFPC Patient Education Committee

Practical Patient Education Links

Patient Decision Tools

Search results for patient education brochures: information for patients compiled or endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

Patient education resources evidence-based patient information—videos, websites, health agencies, and medical organizations—available online

Patient Education Committee Content Review Guidelines

The DISCERN Instrument has been adapted as the basis of the CFPC Patient Education Content Review Guidelines including publications such as pamphlets and brochures, as well as websites and other tools.


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