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Spotlighting 15 family medicine innovations that help reduce the impact of COVID-19


Shortly after the first cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in Canada and the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, the CMA Foundation and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) recognized the need to support family medicine’s response.

With a generous donation of $5 million from the CMA Foundation, in April 2020 the FAFM launched a two-phase funding program—the COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Impact Grant Program (Co-RIG).

Co-RIG Phase I funded 15 family medicine innovations that showed great promise to generate rapid and measurable benefits to patients and communities across Canada. Today we are pleased to share the results of Phase 1 with Advancing Family Medicine during the Pandemic: Co-RIG Phase I, which details each of the innovations and their impact.

While each project is unique in its approach, the combined impact of Co-RIG Phase I projects reinforces the central role of family medicine in the nation's pandemic response. Collectively the projects have helped reduce the impact of the pandemic by enhancing equity, integrating systems, advancing practice innovations, and strengthening continuity of care.

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