4.6 million people don’t have a family doctor, and many struggle to get one. Even if you do have a doctor, it can be hard to get a timely appointment.
A better system is possible. What do you think it should look like? What would you change about the care you receive from your family doctor?
Family doctor and MAP researcher Dr. Tara Kiran is leading OurCare, a national, Even the Odds funded initiative to create a stronger, more equitable system for family doctor care in Canada. Launching this month in partnership with decision-makers from Health Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, OurCare is working with people from all walks of life, from coast to coast, to draw the blueprint for the family doctor care of the future.
In this session, Dr. Tara Kiran will explore:
- The current crisis in family medicine: How we got here, and how these problems could be solved.
- Why unequal access to family doctor care is a problem, and the concerning ripple effects across society.
- OurCare, the new Even the Odds initiative to build a stronger, more equitable primary care system.
- How you can get involved.