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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Statement

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) would like to recognize and honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We celebrate the contributions made by Indigenous populations, beginning long before the arrival of settlers. We also acknowledge the devastating damage colonialism has caused leading to systemic barriers that are still faced by Indigenous people…

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Statement on Roe Versus Wade

Dear Members, On Friday, June 24th, The Supreme Court of the United States of America overturned the landmark decision of Roe versus Wade, a precedent that guaranteed women’s rights to privacy, protection of their own health decisions, and the right to essential reproductive care, including abortion. This decision is deeply disturbing and opens a path…

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June 21, 2022 – National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, the ACFP would like to renew our commitment to unlearning and re-educating in the spirit of reconciliation. We commit to continue reflecting on our actions, educational opportunities, and advocacy efforts to support equity, cultural safety, and the health and wellbeing of all. The ACFP recognizes that systemic racism exists…

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Executive Director’s Message: May 2022 – World Family Doctor Day

Read Full eNews These past two years have shown that, throughout a pandemic, amid political stresses, burnout, and endless challenges, family doctors have and continue to show up, providing support and care for their patients. You continue to dig in every day as you lead with compassion, resilience, and enthusiasm in the face of adversity….

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A Seat at the Table: Winter Update

In an effort to provide you, our members, a more direct line of sight to the conversations we have with partners, decision makers, and influencers, the following is a summary of the last few months of interorganizational dialogue and aligned efforts: Alberta Health We meet regularly with leaders within Alberta Health such as the Deputy…

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Executive Director’s Message – A Seat at the Table

Read Full eNews The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is no stranger when it comes to collaborating with partners and key stakeholders, and in recent years, lobbying the provincial government. The profile of the ACFP has dramatically increased and over the last 19 months, largely in part due to our consistent and our cooperative…

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Looking Back on 2020

Read January 2021 eNews In March of 2020, at our annual meeting of members (AMM), you asked that we invest in building public awareness of the value of family physicians.The development of the Heart of Family Medicine program has been a rich experience with multiple facets. It has given us the opportunity to get to know…

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September Message from the Executive Director – The Heart of Family Medicine

Read Full eNews Dear members, Since the heartfelt discussions at the 2020 Family Medicine Summit, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) has been hard at work building a campaign that is rooted in our organizational pillars with a primary focus on the unique, trusted relationship between family physician and patient. We knew we needed…

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January Message from the Executive Director

10 years and 250 Tools for Practice Articles – Celebrating the PEER/ACFP Partnership We have a legacy relationship that we want to celebrate this month!  ACFP has a reputation for being a collaborative organization that works well with others and, hands down, the most amazing partnership is that of PEER and ACFP! This collaboration started…

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November – Message from the President & Executive Director

Read Full eNews With new legislation being tabled that affects family physicians, it is important that your voice is heard. We have a close working relationship with the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and the Sections of Family Medicine and Rural Medicine in Alberta through our chair at the Primary Care Alliance (PCA). We use our…

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