The Treating Poverty workshop, presented by Dr. Samantha Green, will be held on June 1 in Vancouver, at a location TBA. The cost is $550 and seating is limited.

Treating Poverty, presented by Dr. Samantha Green

Poverty is a significant and reversible risk factor for poor health and puts people at risk for most chronic diseases and mental illness and may also predict premature death. Family physicians can help by screening for poverty and providing practical support to patients living in financial hardship.

Treating Poverty builds on “Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers”, which helps identify those who live with poverty and link them to important resources. In this award-winning workshop, participants will learn multi-pronged approaches to helping vulnerable patients, including:

– How to screen for poverty and understand the social determinants of health

– Understanding the impact of poverty on health and risk factors

– Accessing available resources to address poverty and evidence-based tools for use in practice

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 13.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Intervene in patients’ poverty using the Poverty Tool.
  • Guide patients to relevant income benefit programs and critically assess income benefit programs that require physician input.
  • Build and empower a practice team to address poverty and social determinants of health.
  • Advocate for patients living in poverty.

Contact office@bccfp.bc.ca to register. Registration closes on May 7.