Quality Improvement

Quality and Innovation

Our Quality and Innovation (QI) Program has transitioned to being a key pillar in the five strategic directions and goals of the DFCM’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan – Advancing Family Medicine Globally through Scholarship, Social Responsibility and Strategic Partnerships. Our outputs contribute to the mission: “we teach, create and disseminate knowledge in primary care, advancing the discipline of family medicine and improving health for diverse and underserved communities locally and globally”.

In contributing to that mission, we strive to effectively advance primary care quality improvement via the Teaming Project, a dedicated effort to improve Patient Safety and continued focus on education scholarship in the teaching and disseminating of our QI curriculum for family medicine residents, interprofessional health care providers and physicians.

Our perspective is that quality improvement advances health care through learning from practice—identifying opportunities for improvement, working with interprofessional teams to measure current processes, setting targets for change and improving through rapid cycle, small incremental innovations. We have experienced that QI needs empowered teams, strategic leadership and a non-judgmental culture. This is QI in action! 

About the QI Program

Learn about our mandate and the people that lead the education of quality improvement in primary care

COVID-19 Community of Practice for Ontario Family Physicians

Discover resources from our COVID-19 Community of Practice webinars

QI Education

Learn about QI - our educational offerings and the opportunity to lead change in primary care

Resources & Publications

Access helpful articles, publications, books, videos and links to all things QI

Patient Safety

Building a Vision for Primary Care

Toronto International Conference on Quality in Primary Care

Join us for the 2nd Toronto International Conference on Quality in Primary Care on Nov 16, 2019