Prevention in Hand – A valuable resource for health care professionals and patients

July 31, 2017


(July 31, 2017, Mississauga, ON) With chronic disease on the rise in Canada, many individuals turn to the Internet in search of accurate information about related symptoms, treatments and prevention. It is often difficult to find up-to-date accurate information from reliable sources.

Through a partnership between the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Prevention in Hand website and mobile app were launched in 2015 and are now freshly updated. It’s a one-stop, user-friendly bilingual resource that provides health care professionals and the general public with reliable and easily accessible health information, clinical guidelines, lifestyle evaluations, risk assessment tools, and educational resources. With the recent update, the site offers further enhanced access to a growing number of valuable resources. Non-commercial links provide current information about chronic diseases and other health issues, prevention, assessments, and wellness.

Prevention in Hand harnesses existing information from Canadian sources. Patients can access information, learning videos and complete online assessments about chronic disease symptoms, issues or potential health risks to enhance their own knowledge or to review together with their health care provider. Resources are also available to support individual wellness and healthy lifestyles.

Prevention in Hand is also a great tool for health care professionals to access individually or with their patients to review current chronic disease information, professional guidelines and management tools. Family doctors who complete the eLearning modules can earn Mainpro+ credits.

The site content is maintained by the CFPC’s Prevention in Hand Working Group and information is professionally reviewed to the standards of the Patient Education Committee to ensure that it is current, accurate and reliable.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) represents more than 35,000 members across the country. It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training and certification of family physicians. The CFPC reviews and accredits continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licencing requirements and lifelong learning interests. It also accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. The College provides quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of family physicians and the specialty of family medicine.

Jayne Johnston
Director, Communications
College of Family Physicians of Canada
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