Published Reports

These reports and  policy papers have been published by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed online, but may be kept on file. Contact us.

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Group Billing Practices by Province/Territory in Canada

Family physicians are offering their patients a range of user-friendly options to access information and care. Patient-centred practice strategies, such as group visits between patients and health professionals, may help improve chronic disease management. This chart identifies Group Billing Practices by Province/Territory in Canada. Note: Information is current as of July 6th, 2011, though subject to change at any time.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

Guide for Reflection on Ethical Issues Concerning Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia

The CFPC is proud to support its members with a release of Guide for Reflection on Ethical Issues Concerning Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia created by the CFPC Task Force on End-of-Life Care. Another excellent resource for physicians is the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)’s Framework on Assisted Dying: Principles-based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying.  


CFPC Policy Paper,

Education Document/Report

Guide on Office Management of Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol is the drug with the greatest cost to Canadian society. Family physicians have an important role to play in treating patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD). This guide, available in English and French, assists family physicians with the long-term management of AUD, including treating withdrawal, prescribing medications to reduce alcohol use, and managing common problems such as anxiety and insomnia.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Guide to enhancing referrals and consultations between physicians.

 There is growing knowledge and many new approaches developing in various regions of the country to improve the referral-consultation processes of care between referring and consulting physicians.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Interprofessional Relations

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) I.

 Guidelines were developed for youth aged ten to twenty-one (10 to 21) years and correspond to initial phases of adolescent depression management in primary care, including identification of at-risk youth, assessment and diagnosis, and initial management.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Mental Health

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) II.

 These guidelines are targeted for youth aged ten to twenty-one (10 to 21) years and offer recommendations for the management of adolescent depression in primary care.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Mental Health

Guidelines for Family Physicians Working with Formerly Incarcerated People

The Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education (CCPHE) was established in 2006 to address the distinct health needs of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. CCPHE is committed to encouraging and facilitating education, research, service, and advocacy to enhance the health and social well-being of individuals transitioning from prison into their communities. This includes fostering collaboration and partnerships among universities, prisons, the justice system, and communities to reduce health disparities that negatively affect those with incarceration experience. Individuals in custody or who are reintegrating back into communities represent a population that is most deserving of a strong voice with regards to policy, research, and education concerning the improvement of conditions for those temporarily residing in Canadian institutions.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Physician-Patient Relations

Guidelines for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy

These Guidelines provide evidence-based recom-mendations regarding physical activity throughout pregnancy in the promotion of maternal, fetal and neonatal health. In the absence of contraindica-tions (see below for a detailed list), following these Guidelines is associated with (1) fewer newborn complications (ie, large for gestational age) and (2) maternal health benefits (ie, decreased risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, gesta-tional diabetes, caesarean section, instrumental delivery, urinary incontinence, excessive gesta-tional weight gain and depression; improved blood glucose; decreased total gestational weight gain; and decreased severity of depressive symptoms and lumbopelvic pain).


Endorsed Practice Resource

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Patient Education,

Women’s Health

Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Family physicians know that supporting a patient’s health requires trust, compassion, and mutual respect. For Indigenous patients and their families, this is not always achieved. Systemic racism has been identified as a major barrier to positive relationships between physicians and Indigenous patients and the best care of Indigenous peoples. This brief guide for physicians helps you understand better the role that systemic racism can play in shaping an Indigenous patient’s clinical experience, and what you can do about it. As Indigenous patients, Indigenous physicians, and allies, we are appealing to you to help us address this pervasive and harmful problem.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Professionals Working With First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Consensus Guideline

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has worked with the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) to develop a Guide for Health Professionals Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  


Endorsed Document

Aboriginal Health

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