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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

Sep 30, 2022
Watch the video recording from DFCM's annual Award & Celebration Event, held on Sept. 20, 2022. Hosted by Drs. David White and Melanie Henry, the event celebrated DFCM Awards of Excellence, DFCM Program Awards and external awards. DFCM’s 13 senior promotion recipients were featured in a video compilation. Recipients of four highlighted awards were also featured.
Aug 14, 2022
We are pleased to recognize once again faculty, staff and learners for their hard work and successes—in clinical care, education, research, leadership and administration. Congratulations to all our 2022 award winners and thank you for your hard work and commitment during a challenging and ever-changing time.
Jun 28, 2022
As always, we greet the end of the academic year with much to celebrate and much to be grateful for. We introduced our newly-launched Indigenous Leadership Circle, or ILC, in person at DFCM’s first-ever FamilyMed Fest on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day. Please take 10 minutes to complete our DFCM survey as part of our strategic plan.