HPA News

Share your experience of incarceration and street drug use to help guide research
Dr. Fiona Kouyoumdjian and her research team at McMaster University are inviting 10-15 people with experience of incarceration and street drug use to help guide a research project. They are looking at information on people who died from opioids that experienced incarceration in Ontario from 2015 to 2020. They want your help understanding the results and your advice on how they share the results with researchers and the public. 
Join the Halton Gender Affirming Care Community of Practice
The Halton Gender Affirming Care Community of Practice is for primary care physicians, specialists and other health care professionals looking to build and share their knowledge and skill about gender affirming care, to improve access for patients in Halton region.
eReferral Form is now available
 Ocean eReferral simplifies the referral process by enhancing communication between clinicians and enabling quick and secure referrals. The eReferral Form is now available for clinicians across Ontario.
PsychCHAT Updated Referral Form
One-Link is offering non-urgent general psychiatry advice and recommendations for primary care practitioners via telephone
ECHO Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health - next cycle starts Sept 6
Are you a Primary Care Provider (Family Physician, Pediatrician, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant) or on a team where a Primary Care Provider could join with you? ECHO Ontario Child and Youth Mental Health (ICYMH) is an innovative, technology-enabled collaborative learning program where Primary Care Providers and Hub Specialists work together to care more effectively for children and adolescents with mental health problems across Ontario
Halton Region Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Update
On July 14, 2022 Health Canada authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to under five years of age. Ontario launched vaccination for this age group on July 28, 2022. Click the link to see more details
Call for Nomination: Collaborative Committee Physician Representative from Milton
The Halton Physician Association is excited to announce the second round of elections for one Collaborative Committee Physician Representative from Milton for the Connected Care Halton Ontario Health Team (CCH-OHT).
LEAP Core Online
What is LEAP Online? – LEAP Online is a facilitated online learning program that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. It is ideal for any health care professional (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers) who would like to complete training in palliative care at their own pace and who provides care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illness. LEAP Online features 16 mandatory self-directed and interactive online modules and 2 three-hour mandatory webinars where participants will work through cases and discuss learnings from online modules.
The Healing Journey towards Biimaadiiziwiin (The Good Life)
Are you connected with Indigenous ways of knowing? Do you understand your responsibility in contributing to the process of reconciliation? Have you considered how to integrate Indigenous approaches to healing into your own practice?
Are you confused about COVID-19? We have compiled resources for you!
Are you getting overwhelmed by the constantly changing recommendations, and the immense amount of resources? Check out our compilation of resources right here.
Vouchers available for Indigenous patients
Funds are currently available to patients with indigenous status, for food vouchers or cancer expenses. If you have a patient who would benefit from access to these funds, please contact Dr Alexandra Ginty AGINTY@dorvalmedical.ca
Gender-Affirming Care Resources and Survey
Gender-affirming care is healthcare provided to trans, non-binary and gender diverse people that is affirming of their identity, experiences and gender. Access to gender-affirming care is essential.  See what resources are available as a healthcare provider, and please fill out our survey!
Halton COVIDCare@Home Update
On behalf of HHS and CCHOHT we wanted to keep you up to date on the reactivation of the COVIDCare@Home Reconditioning Bundled Care Program and the COVID @ Home Halton Primary Care Monitoring Support Program. Click for more information and toolkits
New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Milton
Prime Care FHT in Milton, in partnership with Halton Hills FHT, Oakmed FHT and Dorval Medical Associates FHT, are running a vaccine clinic at the Milton Sports Centre starting this Saturday, Jan 15th
New COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic Opening in Milton
Scheduled to open Monday, January 17th, 2022. Accepting all patients. Same or next day appointments by phone or by booking online.
Ministry of Health Releases New Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing, Case, Contact and Outbreak Management
In response to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of concern (VOC), the Ministry of Health is providing updated guidance on testing, and case, contact and outbreak management. This guidance is to be used as an interim update and where conflicting, superseding all other guidance documents on the Ministry’s website
Preparedness for Omicron variant: Health Human Resources - Memo from Ontario Health
Earlier this week, Ontario Health sent out this memo through various pathways. Apologies for any duplications, but we wanted to ensure all of our physicians have access to this memo. Please review the attached memo as soon as possible.  
Halton Healthcare Reopening COVID Vaccination Clinic at OTMH - Seeking Physicians