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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Hypertension in diabetes. A call to action.

Multiple stakeholder organizations call on Canadian health care professionals to redouble efforts to help patients achieve treatment targets (blood pressure less than 130 mmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic) in people with diabetes.


Endorsed Document



Improving access to care for patients in Canada. Position Statement.

This year’s theme for the main public policy initiative of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is “Improving Access to Care for Patients in Canada” with particular attention to Primary Care Wait Times, Access to Family Physicians, and Collaborative Interprofessional Care that emphasizes the relationships between family doctors and nurses.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

Improving patient safety through disclosure and quality improvement reviews

The Royal College, the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) have produced a report to facilitate safety and quality improvement in health care.


CFPC Policy Paper

Health Care Delivery

Infant feeding. Policy Statement.

The benefits of breastfeeding have been well documented. Recognizing that breastfeeding plays an uniquely important role in the healthy development of infants and young children, The College of Family Physicians of Canada endorses The WHO Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.


CFPC Policy Paper

Child & Adolescent Health Care

Intimate partner violence consensus statement.

Intimate partner violence This new consensus statement reflects both the emerging evidence and growing international nderstanding of violence, translating these into practical, timely, and appropriate strategies for health professionals who care for women who experience IPV.


Endorsed Practice Resource

Joint CFPC – CNA Position Statement on Physical Activity

The Canadian Nurses Association and The College of Family Physicians of Canada recognize the compelling scientific evidence that physical activity improves health and quality of life, as well as significantly reduces the risks of chronic disease, disability and premature death.


CFPC Policy Paper

    Joint policy statement on normal childbirth.

     In the past quarter century, maternity care has undergone significant changes; today the use of technology in birth has become the norm, which is noticeable in the rise in medical interventions in low-risk births. In 2005–2006, Canadian estimates for the total and primary Caesarean section rates were 26.3% and 18.6%, respectively.


    Endorsed Document

    Maternity & Newborn Care,

    Women’s Health

    Joint Position Paper on Rural Maternity Care

    This position paper provides new evidence and progressive recommendations focused on providing quality maternity care to women across Canada, no matter if they live in urban, rural or remote communities.


    CFPC Policy Paper

    Maternity & Newborn Care,

    Rural Practice

    Joint position paper on training for rural family practitioners in advanced maternity skills and Cesarean section.

    For the approximately one third of Canadian women who spend their pregnancies in rural Canada, access can be a serious challenge. Most rural communities are too small and remote to sustain specialist obstetric and anesthetic services for operative birth. There is a need to sustain and restore the availability of advanced maternity care in rural Canada.


    Education Document/Report

    Maternity & Newborn Care,

    Rural Practice,

    Medical Education

    Joint Position statement - The Role of Family Physicians and physicians with Added Competencies in Sport and Exercise Medicine in a Public Health Approach to Concussions

    Initially brought to the public’s attention through media coverage of high profile professional athletes and dramatic complications in amateur athletes, concussion is recognised as a public health issue. This increased awareness of concussion has been associated with a sharp rise in medical consultations for sport-related brain injuries. The potential implications of a missed or poorly managed concussion makes proper identification and management essential.


    CFPC Policy Paper

    Sports Medicine

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