The CFPC is proud to announce the creation of its new tool for primary care providers.
Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers in Nova Scotia
- Social accountability and equity is one of the strategic goals of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. We know that social determinants of health play a huge role in health outcomes.
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) are partnering on a new initiative to adapt and expand a new learning resource called Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers (Poverty Tool).
- The Poverty Tool is designed to raise awareness among family physicians and other health professionals about how poverty can be considered and approached in patient encounters, particularly when caring for underserved, vulnerable and marginalized populations.
- The CFPC and CEP will work collaboratively with the NSCFP to develop and disseminate the Poverty Tool within the province.
- The adaptation of the Poverty Tool will support primary care providers across Canada. The tool will be distinct for each province through the incorporation of local resources and supports.
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