Advancing Rural Family Medicine (ARFM): The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce is pleased to release Review of Family Medicine Within Rural and Remote Canada: Education, Practice, and Policy.

The publication, the first of its kind in Canada, describes the current status of how medical education, practice and policies are meeting the needs of Canadians living in rural and remote areas. The document is intended to be a resource for leaders, educators and decision-makers. As a reference founded on peer-reviewed and grey literature, the information brings together multiple perspectives, highlighting opportunities for action through inter-sectoral collaboration.

The document is the first product commissioned by the ARFM Taskforce, a joint initiative of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC). Currently, the Taskforce is crafting its recommendations in preparation for its second product, a “Road Map for Action”, aimed at enhancing recruitment and retention strategies for Rural and Remote Family Physicians (to be released in Fall/Winter 2016).

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