The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) have joined forces to expand and disseminate an Ontario poverty tool, which the CEP developed with clinical leadership from Dr. Gary Bloch. This clinical tool provides specific resources to help family physicians and other health care providers screen for and respond to poverty concerns in their patients.
The Poverty Tool is designed for quick and intuitive use in your day-to-day practice. The British Columbia version of the tool – developed with support from the Kootenay Boundary Department of Family Practice – incorporates local resources and supports. You can also learn more about the Poverty Tool on our website.