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Recent Articles (February 2020)

COVID-19: Updated guidance for healthcare providers

  • Ottawa Public Health has created a new webpage to facilitate access to our online resources for physicians and health care professionals regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Updates and messages to physicians and health professionals will be posted on OttawaPublicHealth.ca/ncov
  • COVID-19 is reportable under Ontario’s public health legislation. Ottawa Public Health should be notified regarding any individuals being tested for COVID-19. If you suspect an individual may be infected with COVID-19, report the suspected case to Ottawa Public Health by calling 613-580-6744 (24/7). Please note that laboratory confirmation is not required to report a suspected COVID-19 case.

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Food Insecurity: Ottawa’s rising food costs may be affecting your patients’ health

  • 1 in 7 households in Ottawa report being marginally to severely food insecure. Some of your patients may be experiencing food insecurity, potentially leading to poorer physical and mental health and higher rates of chronic conditions including depression, diabetes and heart disease.
  • The Center for Effective Practice (CEP) offers a clinical tool  designed to be used over a series of visits to identify those who live in poverty.
  • Patients  who screen positively for food  insecurity can be referred to Food Access programs by using the FoodLink Directory.  

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Topic Suggestions Welcome: OPH 2020 Family Physician Update, Oct. 14th 2020

  • Save the date: Wednesday Oct. 14th, 2020 Ottawa Public Health is hosting its 3rd annual Family Physician Update.
  • Have your say: help us determine the topics by sending in your suggestions
  • Consider joining the 2020 Planning Committee, an important consultative role working towards accreditation, with minimal time commitment.

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Focus on Nutrition Webinar Series : Planning Committee Opportunity

  • Ottawa Public Health’s Healthy Eating Active Living team is looking for planning committee members, with a focus on nutrition, to build an accredited webinar series. 
  • For accreditation purposes, they would like to recruit 1-2 practicing family physicians.
  • If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Emily.Spencer@ottawa.ca

Medical Bytes Lunch and Learn: Upcoming Accredited Webinars, University of Ottawa

  • Upcoming noon-hour accredited webinars for family physicians, hosted by University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development.
  • All sessions certified for MainPro+ credits (0.75 hours). Cost is $10 per webinar.
  • Find more information on topic schedule and registration here.

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Journées Montfort: 19th Edition of Accredited Francophone Event, April 2-3, 2020

  • April 2-3, 2020: Largest francophone medical gathering outside Quebec.
  • Early bird registration fees until March 31st, 2020. This program is accredited for up to 14 Mainpro credits.
  • Register here. See full program here.

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