May 24, 2022
Transitional Care for Refugees
Request: Health Care Providers to Provide Transitional Care for Refugees

The MOH is providing a toll-free, multi-lingual, Refugee HealthLine where newly arriving refugees and people arriving through other exceptional humanitarian authorizations (e.g., Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel) can connect with health care providers who deliver services funded by OHIP, or other federal and provincial programs.

To help make these connections, the MOH maintains a registry of health care providers who can provide these services. Transitional care includes initial assessment(s), care, and/or referral(s) to other health services.

If you're interested in participating, please contact the Refugee HealthLine at 1-866-286-4770 to add your:
  • name and contact information, address
  • registration type (i.e., individual or clinic)
  • service; number of prospective patients you are able to accommodate
  • length of time you are able to provide transitional care
  • language(s) in which the services can be provided

Health care provider information will be matched with requesting refugees, people arriving through other exceptional humanitarian authorizations, and sponsor/ settlement groups through the Refugee HealthLine.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Routines Immunizations and Evusheld

Patient Care
ABM Statement on Shortage of Breastmilk Substitutes

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) has provided recommendations to help support the safety and health of mothers, infants, and children until such a time as the crisis averts. Read more here.
Free virtual self management groups in May and June

Steady and Strong: Falls Prevention - May 30 (1:30-3:30 pm)
How to prevent falls; strategies to manage a fall if it happens. Result: patients can continue to live in their own home and/or have a better quality of life. 

Sweet Talk: Managing your Blood Sugars - June 1 (10:00 am-12:00 pm)
Learn how to change health behaviours in order to improve blood sugar control and minimize associated complications.

Quit Smoking: Leave the Pack Behind - June 6 (2:00-3:00 pm)
Review factors that make quitting smoking a challenge; suggest strategies to help individuals quit; discuss medication options that can set them up for success.

Insomnia: Dream On - CBT for Insomnia - June 10 (1:30-3:30 pm)
Get your sleep back through a non-medication approach. CBTi is officially recommended as the initial (or “first line”) treatment of insomnia.

Heart Health - June 15 (1:00-3:30 pm)
Practical approaches to managing cholesterol levels and reducing overall cardiovascular disease risk through health behaviour changes and the potential use of medications.

Best Weight - June 21 (2:00-4:30 pm)
Become health-focused and receive practical strategies related to nutrition, activity level and other health behaviours that may influence weight and risk for other chronic diseases.

These virtual programs are led by qualified facilitators (pharmacists, dietitians, OTs, RNs, etc.) See the full list of programs in this printable poster or on the Thames Valley FHT website (contact: Kelly McConnell
Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm (June 14-July 19)
From SW Self Management Program: free six-week program where participants learn to reduce stress, better communicate feelings, increase their ability to make tough decisions, locate helpful resources and take care of themselves!
Streamline your Practice
Funding Available to Implement Online Appointment Booking

If you have been thinking about implementing an Online Appointment Booking (OAB) system, don’t miss the opportunity to access primary care funding to cover some of the costs such as licenses, technical and change management support.

Funding will be available until March 31, 2023. Learn more and fill out an Expression of Interest survey here. For more information, please email
Job Postings
Primary Care Lead

The Middlesex London Ontario Health Team (MLOHT) is looking for a primary care leader to work effectively with MLOHT staff, members, and stakeholders, to provide clinical expertise and leadership to MLOHT activities.  Deadline to apply is May 27 at 4:00pm. Read the job posting here.
Requests for Feedback
If you provided virtual care to your patients ...

... during the COVID-19 pandemic using the telephone or video, please consider sharing your experience with virtual care. A CIHR study, Virtual and In-Person Primary Care: Patients and Family Physicians Co-creating a Model of Care Delivery (VIP-PC), is recruiting participants for qualitative interviews to explore virtual care experiences and how best to provide compassionate virtual and in-person care in the future. 

If you are interested in participating in an interview, please contact Dr. Bridget Ryan at or call 519-661-2111, extension 20115.

Developing Virtual Care Education
(From the Department of Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University)

"We are seeking healthcare providers interested in sharing their perspectives on gaps in virtual care education. The information you provide will be used to direct efforts toward the development of virtual care education, in collaboration between Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and Saegis, a subsidiary of the CMPA.

We encourage healthcare professionals across all levels of experience to participate as we intend to develop educational support for healthcare providers broadly, from novices through to those more experienced in the provision of virtual care. We also encourage feedback from residents and clinical fellows regarding their experiences related to virtual care.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this four-question Qualtrics survey before May 31, 2022."
Education Opportunities
Family Medicine Connections: Hospital and Community
June 1, 7:45-8:30 am
Meeting ID: 943 9272 4770

Grand Rounds in Family Medicine: These Hormones are not Normal
June 1, 8:30-9:30 am
Meeting ID: 963 0919 0239

Falls Prevention and Management among Older Adults Living in the Community 
June 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Centre for Effective Practice Academic Detailers will review tools, skills and knowledge to enable the best possible care: screening for falls risk, identifying and assessing contributing risk factors, and, implementing interventions based on risk factors. Register here.

June 17, 12:30-1:30 pm
Panelists from Ontario Health and two CHCs present an overview of new guidelines for breast and cervical screening, and share their perspectives on advancing health equity for gender diverse populations. Co-presented with Ontario Health, IPHCC, AFHTO, and the NPLCA. Register here.

Life as a Refugee: Building a Community for the Future
June 20, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Facilitated by Dr. Bhooma Bhayana, the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre and partners come together to mark World Refugee Day, recognizing the plight of those affected by the pandemic, and a look at the future of resettlement and integration. We will reflect on our shared global responsibility in responding to the devastating forced displacement crisis around the world and creating welcoming communities. Workshops on mental health, housing, wellbeing and resiliency stories. Register here.

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