Sep 30, 2022  |  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Climate Conscious Inhaler Prescribing Collaborative

This fall, CASCADES (Creating a Sustainable Canadian Health System in a Climate Crisis) will be running the Climate Conscious Inhaler Prescribing Collaborative – a free learning opportunity based on an established spread model for Quality Improvement innovation, and focused on reducing the climate effects of metered-dose inhalers (MDIs).

The project is led by CASCADES and the University of Toronto’s Department of Community and Family Medicine (DFCM), in partnership with U of T's Centre for Sustainable Health Systems and Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation as well as many other academic organizations. 

The Collaborative's Chair is DFCM faculty member Dr. Samantha Green, Assistant Professor and Co-Lead in Climate Change, as well as DFCM faculty Dr. Kimberly Wintemute, both family physicians.

This 3-credits-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians for up to 33 Mainpro+ credits.

The learning sessions will be 2 hours in length, and will take place on the following 3 dates, all at 1:00-3:00pm ET/10:00am-12:00pm PT/2:00-4:00pm AT, with regular check-ins between sessions to ensure teams have the support they need and can learn from each other.

  • September 30th, 2022
  • December 9th, 2022
  • March 10th, 2023

Through the sessions and check-ins, participating teams from primary care settings across Canada will receive access to and training on a number of tools that can be used to facilitate prescribing appropriately, switching, teaching technique, and proper disposal. Teams will learn from providers who have successfully implemented these tools, receive support from CASCADES as they test and adapt the tools, and generate collective knowledge on how best to further refine and spread the tools. The Collaborative is open to teams who are new to climate conscious inhaler prescribing as well as groups who are already working on improving inhaler sustainability.

For more information:

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Apply to join on the website