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Global Health and Social Accountability

DFCM’s Global Health and Social Accountability Program builds on the widely recognized excellence of family medicine in Canada to advance equity and address the health-related needs of those, in Canada and abroad, made vulnerable by adverse social determinants of health and their inequitable structural underpinnings.

About our program

Through sustainable relationships, we teach and learn alongside partners from Canada and across the globe, to strengthen family medicine and primary care and advance health equity.

Key themes

Examining our practices and structures to build a culture of deep and meaningful commitment to social accountability.

Working to better understand and create anti-racist and anti-oppressive spaces for colleagues, learners and patients.

Integrating social accountability for climate change and health through education, advocacy, scholarship and health system improvements.

WHO Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care

DFCM is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. The Centre is the first of its kind in the world to have a specific focus on family medicine, and one of few in the world with a focus on primary care and primary health care.

Learn more about our work with WHO

Jun 28, 2022
As always, we greet the end of the academic year with much to celebrate and much to be grateful for.
May 31, 2022
Even in the midst of dark times, it is important to remember to celebrate the joyful moments that life brings to our extended community. Read more about our senior promotions and take upcoming opportunities to reconnect with each other, including our new strategic planning website, now live, and new events in June. 
Apr 26, 2022
This month, we are pleased to officially launch two exciting DFCM initiatives: Primary Matters, our strategic planning process; and New Horizons, a speaker series to inspire us to ‘dream big’ about the potential of primary care, family medicine and the role of our department.