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Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers

This clinical tool offers specific resources to help health care providers screen for and respond to poverty concerns in patient encounters, particularly when caring for underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized populations. Social determinants of health, such as poverty, play a major role in patients’ health outcomes. The CFPC and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) have joined forces to expand and disseminate an Ontario poverty tool, which the CEP developed with clinical leadership from Dr Gary Bloch, to raise awareness among family physicians and other health professionals of how poverty affects their patients. The Poverty tool is:

Individualized for each participating province and territory, through the incorporation of local resources and supports

    Designed for quick and intuitive use in your day-to-day practice
    Endorsed by the CFPC and its provincial Chapters

For the British Columbia tool click here.

Making Evidence Based Healthcare a Reality

EBHnow is a website that offers easy, instant and free access to evidence‐based healthcare information to Healthcare professionals, researchers and companies.

Trauma Informed Care

Alberta Health Services have developed e learning modules focusing on Trauma Informed Care. The modules are meant to be foundational and do not address trauma specific practices.

Many of the people we interact with every day have been affected by overwhelming stress or traumatic experiences. Traumatic experiences change a person and can create turmoil within a person and in their life. This is especially true if events and/or conditions happen in childhood. The consequences of trauma are far reaching and can be directly or indirectly linked to mental illness, addictions, chronic disease, suicide, and overall, a failure to thrive.
The purpose of the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Project is to increase knowledge about trauma and the impact it has by creating connection, sharing knowledge and resources
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The modules are available on an external web site here.