Breakfast Webinar: Highlights and Implications of the Ontario Science Table's Brief on Primary Care
On October 3, 2022, the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table (OST) released its final brief, a 3-part exploration of how primary care responded to and was affected by the pandemic, and implications for ongoing health system planning and policy.
- Part 1 examines the essential role PHC played(link is external) in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the one it continues to play in managing the fallout from the pandemic, and the one it will play in helping ensure we’re prepared for the next public health emergency. (link is external)
- Part 2 describes the great challenge this presents(link is external) to PHC providers and teams as they are being relied upon to deliver much more care without additional support.
- Part 3 presents a deeper examination of five key lessons learned(link is external) and shared in the first two parts.
In this webinar, you'll hear from a panel of primary health care experts who contributed to that brief. They'll discuss some of the most significant findings and implications of that report. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of how primary health care providers and organizations pivoted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing needs and constraints it presented; how the pandemic continues to affect population health and the role of primary care; and how both care delivery and the health care system will need to adapt to so that primary health care organizations can continue to provide high-quality, equitable care in the face of all these changes.
Dr. Imaan Bayoumi(link is external), Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queens University, Family Physician, Member of the Ontario Science Table
Dr. Danielle Martin(link is external), Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Famly Physician at Women's College Hospital, Member of the Ontario Science Table
Dr. Noah Ivers(link is external), Family Physician at Women's College Hospital, Scientist at the Women's College Research Institute, Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Member of the Ontario Science Table
Dr. Jennifer Rayner(link is external), Director of Research and Evaluation at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, Adjunct Research Professor at Western University, Contributor to the Ontario Science Table Briefs on Primary Care
This webinar is presented in partnership with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) and the Nurse Practitioner--Led Clinic Association (NPLCA).