Osteoarthritis (OA) Tool

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) have joined forces to develop the Osteoarthritis (OA) Tool to help family physicians and other health care providers understand that osteoarthritis is a common, treatable, chronic illness by providing a tool that helps providers:

  • Identify, assess, and monitor OA
  • Equip patients for high quality self-management
  • Recommend specific non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies

We encourage you to raise your voice to support this important initiative by:

  • Posting to Twitter using the hashtag #OATool, tagging us @ToolsForDocs, and following us for updated information
  • Promoting this initiative in your professional networks, such as LinkedIn, using the hashtag #OATool
  • Writing to us at [email protected] to share your impressions of the tool and how it’s helped in your practice!

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

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Clinical Working Group
  • Dr. Julia Alleyne, Project Clinical Lead
  • Ms. Carol Cox
  • Dr. Pierre Frémont
  • Dr. Gillian Hawker
  • Dr. Sahil Jain
  • Dr. Mathieu Lafontaine-Godbout
  • Dr. Victor Lun
  • Dr. Natasha Gakhal
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