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Crossing Chasms: Primary Care Teams' Response to COVID-19.

presents the story of how primary care teams stepped up
For our healthcare heroes.  Thank you for your flexibility, leadership, and teamwork. Thank you Dr. Catherine Donnelly, Dr...
Please Note  Information presented in this booklet is from the following  stories shared by AFHTO members a research proje...
2020 has been far from normal     the word    unprecedented    has been used many times when describing this pandemic and ...
The pandemic started with confusion and chaos, which then quickly escalated. Phones were ringing off the hook with patient...
Primary care stepped up in these challenging times and continues to do so to ensure patients get the care they need. From ...
 Virtual visits clinics have been very busy, so access was always available just differently. We never closed just worked ...
Teams adopted new technology and for many, a completely new method of care delivery. There were questions about best pract...
52  of survey participants offered virtual group programming with a video platform  Teams also thought of ways to support ...
55  of survey participants provided care to patients of non-affiliated physicians within the community  The pandemic also ...
49  of survey participants deployed team members to high priority areas  Despite the false narrative, primary care never c...
66  of survey participants continued to provide home visits  Primary care teams checked in with community partners to see ...
The biggest clinical pain point for primary care even before the pandemic was the increase in mental health and addiction ...
99  of survey participants continued to provide some in person care  For smoking cessation programs, NRT drop-offs and cur...
 We got together with the partners in our community, really, partners from our Ontario Health Team got together to determi...
49  of survey participants had issues accessing PPE  Despite the challenges of procuring PPE, teams found ways to make it ...
90  of survey participants provided social or check-in calls  The pandemic exposed the social determinants of health and t...
   All programs, should be available to every single patient in the community, and it should not be segmented   That all s...
While the pandemic has impacted us all, we saw a large impact in remote communities, particularly among Indigenous people....
Teams collaborated with partners to set up an isolation centre and to help support COVID-19 positive patients. Mobile acce...
Teamwork has been the foundation of all these initiatives and as seen in Dr. Catherine Donnelly   s COVID-19 survey, captu...
The expertise of our members shone as you were redeployed to support different health and social sectors partners based on...
Primary care is the entry point to the healthcare system and the foundation of people   s health care  it supports them th...
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