- Nutrition was perceived to be an important topic when discussing weight.
- Primary care providers perceived their knowledge in nutrition to be suboptimal.
- Access to allied health professionals facilitated referrals.
- Electronic Medical Records facilitated obesity management and communication.
- Lack of time and increase in multimorbidities hindered preventive care.
- A consensus regarding the need to orient health systems to address inequities is emerging, with much of this discussion targeting population health interventions and indicators. We know less about applying these approaches to primary health care.
Objective: To examine attachment to primary care and team-based primary care in the community for people who experienced imprisonment in Ontario, and to compare these attachment data with data for the general population.
Design: Population-based retrospective cohort study.
Background: Social prescribing assists patients to engage insocial activities and connect to community supports as part of a holistic approach to primary care. Rx: Community was a social prescribing project, implemented within 11 community health centres situated across Ontario, Canada.
Aims: To explore how social prescribing as a process facilitates positive outcomes for patients.
Editor's Key Points
- Canada has restructured its primary care models of service delivery, shifting from traditional fee-for-service models to salaried community health centres, and to models in which remuneration is largely based on capitation (ie, health service organizations and family health networks). This is the first study to assess disparities among age groups across several dimensions of primary care performance in primary care models.
Background: Unlike traditional primary care centres, part of the Community Health Centre (CHC) mandate is to address upstream health determinants. In Ontario, CHCs refer to these activities as Community Initiatives (CIs); yet, little is known about how CIs operate. The objective of this study was to examine the scope, resource requirements, partnerships, successes and challenges among selected Ontario CIs.