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Join the CMN Community of Practice

The Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain & Addiction (CMN) addresses the urgent need of local treatment options within primary care settings by building capacity within family physicians and multidisciplinary team members. The CMN provides helpful resources and opportunities for peer-to-peer support in the areas of chronic pain and substance use. To learn more, watch…

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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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President’s Message: September 2022

Read Full eNews The onset of September brings the usual, predictable events of the change in season and the beginning of the academic year. Accompanying them is often the resumption of regular work activities and situations that require our attention, particularly for Alberta’s family physicians. Tentative Agreement Requiring our attention soon is the tentative agreement…

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President’s Message: August 2022

Read Full eNews I have always found the summer to be both an enjoyable and challenging time. As many of us are trying to take in as much of this bright and energetic season as possible, the demands of our work as family physicians continues too. I hope we are all striking the best balance…

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East Calgary Family Care Clinic – An Outstanding Family Practice

The ACFP would like to formally congratulate the winner of the 2021 Patient’s Medical Home – Outstanding Family Practice award – the East Calgary Family Care Clinic (ECFCC). This award recognizes a clinic that exemplifies the vision of a Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) by going above and beyond to focus on the needs of patients…

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UAlberta & CMN Collaborate to Study Mental Models

The University of Alberta partnered with the Alberta College of Family Physicians’ Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN) to conduct a study that compares the mental models of pharmacists and family physicians that prescribe chronic opioid therapy and opioid agonist therapy (OAT) to patients. Physicians and pharmacists both work for the best…

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Building AAWEARness Through Advocacy and Education

By Agatha Grochowski Working out of the Calgary chapter, Marie Ferraro (she/her) is the Provincial Communications Manager for Alberta Alliance Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR). Marie describes herself as a sober human who struggled with substances for two decades. “Members of the active drug using community are really important members of our community who…

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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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Connect Care – Electronic Patients’ Reports

AHS Memo – June 7, 2022 Alberta Health Services (AHS) electronically delivers patient information to providers at their private community practices using a system called ‘eDelivery’. For more information on changes due to Connect Care Launch 4, read the summary guide. Additional information and resources are available on the AHS website, related to topic of electronic…

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President’s Message: June 2022

Read Full eNews As our season changes from a hopeful spring to an even more hopeful summer, I am reminded how it is commonly said that the only thing constant is change. Over the past two and a half years, as family physicians we have most certainly become accustomed to change. Thankfully, our adaptability and…

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Recognizing Our Communities: A month of reflection and celebration

In the spirit of this month’s recognition and celebration of both Pride and National Indigenous History Month, we have compiled a list of resources to support the development of a safe and inclusive environment for your practice: Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Communities Video: Challenging Stigma in Your Practice: A Case Study on 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusivity, ACFP’s Collaborative Mentorship…

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – PEIP CONFERENCE

As a valued past attendee of the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice Conference (PEIP), we, the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) and PEER (Patients, Experience, Evidence, Research), would like to inform you directly of our joint decision concerning the event. After 10 successful years as co-presenters of the PEIP conference, the ACFP and PEER…

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FFYFP Blog: June Tip on Wellness

Written by: Sierra Tamminen BSc, MD, CCFP I’ve recently spent a lot more time at home and focusing on wellness because I had a complicated foot injury that had me sitting on the couch for a while! For June’s tip, I thought I would share what I’ve been doing to work on wellness, and I’m…

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