COMMUNITY ADAPTIVENESS AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
A PMH is accountable to its community, and meets their needs through interventions at the patient, practice, community, and policy level.
PMHs strive to assess and address the social determinants of health (e.g., income, education, housing, immigration status) as relevant for the individual, community, and policy levels.
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PMHs use data about marginalized/at–risk populations to tailor their care, programming, and advocacy to meet unique community needs.
Family doctors in the PMH act as health advocates at the individual, community, and policy levels, using the CanMEDs–Family Medicine (CanMEDS-FM) Framework as a guide to advocacy and are supported in doing so.
Family doctors and team members within the PMH provide care that is anti-oppressive and culturally safe, seeking to mitigate the experiences of discrimination faced by many patients based on their age, gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, etc.
There is evidence from across Canada that the PMH model is making a difference. Visit our Evidence page to see it for yourself!
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