HPA News

Support the Townsend Smith Foundation/North Halton Hospice at the Valentine's Gala
Join the Knights of Columbus for a Valentine’s Gala Dinner and Dance, February 11th, 2023, in support of the Townsend Smith Foundation and North Halton Hospice. To register, use the QR code in the photo, see the Valentine Poster, or email dvaranelli@bellnet.ca
Halton Healthcare Older Adult Mental Health Service
Halton Healthcare would like to bring to your attention the older adult mental health services, available at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and North Halton Mental Health Clinics (Milton and Georgetown community sites). The team is comprised of geriatric psychiatrists - Dr Syeeda Salim, Dr Sheena Ghodasara, Dr Briana Howarth and Dr Temitayo Aboaba (joining February 2023). They are supported by nursing and allied health staff.
REMOTE CARE MONITORING PROGRAM
The program is a partnership between Halton Healthcare, Connected Care Halton Ontario Health Team, Home and Community Care Support Services and Halton Community Paramedicine. Aetonix provides the remote care management technology: www.aetonix.com. Patients on this program have their vital signs reviewed by a nurse remotely. Patients can connect easily with a member of the management team if they have questions and there is a thoughtful escalation process in place should concerns arise both during and after regular program hours. This service is intended to help support selfmanagement in the home, promote a shorter hospital length of stay and ideally reduce emergency room visits and/or readmissions.
CMHA HALTON OFFERS NEW PROGRAMS FOR PATIENTS
CMHA Halton branch is increasing mental health treatment services for individuals in Halton by building several new clinical programs for patients in Halton.
Oakville COVID, Cold and Flu Clinic Opens October 24th
New Oakville COVID, Cold and Flu Clinic opens October 24th, located at OakMed Family Health Team (231 Oak Park Blvd in Oakville).
Register for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices In Person Training Workshops
The NTG Canadian Consortium is now offering Dementia Capable Support of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia training virtually. This training offers a “basic” course or an additional “NTGCanada Affiliated Provincial Trainer” course. It is based on the evidence-informed NTG Education and Training Curriculum on Dementia and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.
UPCOMING LEAP COURSE: LEAP Core - Learning Essential Approaches to Pallative Care
LEAP Core - Learning Essential Approaches to Pallative Care Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Dates: October 15th and 16th Time: 0830-1600h What is LEAP Core?: Is an interprofessional, two day course that focuses on the essential competencies to provide a palliative care approach. ✓ Acquire the skills to provide a palliative care approach with LEAP Core. ✓ Access tools and resources in palliative and end-of-life care. ✓ Earn your annual learning credits. ✓ This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 28 Mainpro+ credits. ✓ Learn from Canada’s top palliative care experts and local leaders.
New COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinic in Oakville looking for physicians
Interested in working as a physician in the new Covid, Cold and Flu Care Clinic at Oakvmed FHT?
Registration for SCOPE is Now Open Again!
SCOPE was co-designed and co-created by family physicians to reduce fragmentation and maximize efficient use of services. The registration portal for SCOPE is open. We invite any primary care provider in Halton who is not already a SCOPE member to register now. 
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.
eHealth - eReferral Form is now available, eConsult tips
 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