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Joint SRPC-IPAC-CFPC statement on Indigenous Health

News Release  -   October 16, 2019

Here is a joint release from the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada and the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada. The release highlights the lack of attention paid to the health of Indigenous people of Canada during the current election period. It calls on all parties to address the systemic challenges resulting in poor health outcomes for this population.

News Release re Indigenous health in Canada requires stronger commitment ENG (Oct 16 19).pdf

Dr. Paul Sawchuk
President
College of Family Physicians of Canada
 
Dr. Margaret Tromp
President
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada
 
Dr. Nel Wieman
President
Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada

CALL FOR ACCESS TO RURAL HEALTH CARE CLOSE TO HOME

News Release  -  September 25, 2019

National Leading Health and Education Organizations Calling for Improved Access to Rural Health Care Close to Home as a Priority for Canada
Joint Statement

CFPC SRPC JOINT STATEMENT


News Release  -  September 19, 2019

OTTAWA –  As we are weeks away from a federal election, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SPRC) is calling on all politicians to answer to rural and Indigenous populations to making access to health care close to home a priority for Canadians living in rural communities.

SRPC Press Release


Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC)

Aug 21, 2019
Progress Made in the Rural Road Map Implementation

Emerging Rural Health Care - The Time to Act is Now.


The Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) has made significant progress raising awareness across Canada
about the need for improved access to rural health care close to home, as highlighted in the attached update. Emerging
collaborative efforts have been made with the RRMIC and allied organizations.
Read the full update below.

August 2019 RRMIC UPDATE

April 2019 RRMIC UPDATE


June 2018

June 6, 2018 - PICTON, ON

Regulatory College to Limit Doctors for Rural Ontario


SRPC / CFPC / OCFP
Joint Statement response to the CPSO

June 06, 2018 - The SRPC released the following joint statement with the CFPC and OCFP today

REVISED - CPSO policy

(Revised Issued June 18, 2018)

SRPC/CFPC/OCFP Joint Statement

June 12, 2018 - CAEP issued a press release and a statement expressing concern about the CPSO Policy "Expectations Physicians not Certified in Emergency Medicine Intending to Include Emergency Medicine as a Part of their Rural Practice Changing Scope of Practice Process."  The SRPC supports this statement and looks forward to continued collaboration with CAEP to ensure that rural Canadians receive optimal emergency care.

CAEP Statement

Margaret Tromp
SRPC President

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