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 health care providers screen for and respond to poverty concerns in patient encounters, particularly when caring for underserved, vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Endorsed by the CPFC and its provincial Chapters, the Poverty Tool is designed for quick and intuitive use in your day-to-day practice. It is also individualized for each participating province and territory, including British Columbia, by incorporating local resources and supports. The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice provided support for the development of the British Columbia version.

You can see and learn more about the Poverty Tool on the CFPC website.

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