How Primary Care can Improve Health Equity at the Quality in Primary Care Conference
On November 16, 2019, nearly 150 local and international colleagues came together for the 2nd Toronto International Conference on Quality in Primary Care. This year’s theme focused on improving equity in primary care, and speakers from around the world provided insight into the work they were doing in their local contexts to contribute to health equity.
For those who were unable to attend, you can recap the event on Twitter with the hashtag #qualityTO2019, where participants shared their thoughts throughout the day. A few of these tweets have been highlighted below.
Photos of the day can be found on our Facebook page.
What is seen in a day in primary care serving the most marginalized communities. The importance of longitudinal relationships, trust and knowing your patients well can’t be underestimated. #qualityTO2019 #sdoh #medtwitter pic.twitter.com/unFRv1ANAu— Ritika Goel (@RitikaGoelTO) November 16, 2019
Really powerful address from Dawnmarie Hariott reminding us of the power of partnership with patients with lived experience. I also learned that calling a patient vulnerable can put blame on them for a system that’s failed them. Resilient patient is much better. #qualityTO2019 pic.twitter.com/JpmfNL1lwV— Ali N. Damji (@DrAliDamji) November 16, 2019
@tara_kiran @UofTFamilyMed reminds us that healthcare only contributes 25% to #health and that #equity is oft forgotten but important quality dimension #qualityTO2019 @CFHI_FCASS pic.twitter.com/fIo18606N4— Neil Drimer (@ndrimer) November 16, 2019
Wow. Congratulations to @tara_kiran, @Patricia3877 and colleagues for an impressive, useful conference today on Equity in Primary Care. Stellar speakers, truly international, smart use of audience polling, excellent moderation. #qualityTO2019— Anna Greenberg (@AnnaGreenbergON) November 16, 2019
Thank you to our amazing speakers and participants from around the world who came together today #qualityTO2019 @UofTFamilyMed— Tara Kiran (@tara_kiran) November 16, 2019
I felt humbled and inspired to be be among colleagues who see the important role #primarycare can play to address the #sdoh and promote health equity