Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), eight of its provincial Chapters and the territories, in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP), today launched a new resource called Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers, to help family physicians identify patients who may suffer health issues as a result of living in poverty.

Social and economic factors known as the social determinants of health, play a big role in the health outcomes of patients. Individuals living in poverty are known to be at increased risk for numerous adverse health conditions.

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