In these workshops, participants will reflect on short readings related to primary care delivery in the areas of mental health and non-communicable diseases, and innovative approaches to ensuring equitable and responsive services across the life-course. Through these workshops we hope to identify areas of collaborative research and training worth pursuing
Workshop 1: January 27, 2021
Topic: PHC and universal health coverage
Present and future of PHC:
- To what extent are principles of PHC met today?
- How are principles of PHC still relevant today? - - How will they help to achieve universal health coverage?
Workshop 2: February 26, 2021
Topic: Mental health
Summary: How should primary care teams be supported to better address mental health needs, including and beyond education/training strategies?
Workshop 3: March 31, 2021
Summary: How should different cadres of healthcare workers be deployed to manage NCDs?
Workshop 4: April 28, 2021
Topic: Local clinical innovations
Summary: A snapshot of Montreal-based initiatives from within the DoFM that are serving particular populations e.g. Asylum seekers, LQBTQ+, those experiencing poverty
Workshop 5: May 26, 2021
Topic: Social prescribing
Summary: How can formalized policy mechanisms like social prescribing be used to enhance PHC linkages with the community?
Workshop 6: June 16, 2021
Summary: What is the role of informal caregivers in PHC’s response to needs of elderly patients?