June 2018 Newsletter

New Staff Members

The NYFHT would like to welcome the following new staff members:

Monica Tsui, pharmacist – covering Christine Truong’s maternity leave
Nureen Ladha, Registered Nurse – Covering Emily Law’s leave of absence. We would also like to welcome a new physician member:

Dr. Dahlia Balaban, 3292 Bayview Ave, Suite 306

Upcoming Information Session
Toronto Police Services Vulnerable Person coordinator will be presenting on elder abuse
July 14th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Get Moving! Update
The get moving program will now take place on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

MEC Race – June 25, 2017
The photo is of Heather Rambharack, Emelyn Bartlett, Paula Lipkus and Erika North putting our feet on the pavement in order to practice what we preach. It’s easier to give out prescriptions for exercise if you are trying it yourself. In this photo the four of us are getting in a dose of exercise in a fun and social way at the Beaches run on April 1st, 2017.

Continuing with trying to keep running/fitness social and fun at the NYFHT Erika North and Michelle Hyatt announced the possibility of doing another social and local run on June 25th. The run is sponsored and organized by MEC there are a variety of distances from 5k to ½ marathon at Tommy Thompson Park where Leslie street meets Lake Ontario. Here is the link for registering for a timed run/race that has the lowest entering fee I’ve ever seen!!

If you plan or would like to run then reach out to Erika or Michelle for info on meeting up beforehand.

If you haven’t run before and want to get some ideas about training, etc. MEC also offers free training programs through their stores and on their website.

Spring is here, summer is coming let’s get outside!Annual Forest Manor Spring Fair

On Mother’s Day weekend, the DEP team (Jessica and Marilyn) and community liaison/case worker Sabrina La Tona participated in the annual Forest Manor Spring Fair at Forest Manor Public School.

Not only were we able to meet with a number of community agencies to learn about their neighbourhood initiatives, we also met our City Counsillor Shelley Carroll who visited our booth!

We look forward to many more community outreach events coming up in spring/summer

Updated List of JHSC Members
Management: Joyce Lo / 416-494-3003 x130 / jlo@nyfht.com
Management: Megan Butt / 416-494-3003 x109 /mbutt@nyfht.com

Employees:Lana Rusinek / 416-787-7516 / lrusinek@nyfht.com
Chris Damaso / 416-222-3011 / cdamaso@nyfht.com
Candy Jiang / 416-494-3003 x131 / cjiang@nyfht.com
Patricia Antonini / 416-494-3003 x124 / pantonini@nyfht.com

Do you have adult patients with eating disorders who would be interested in participating in a research study about their eating disorder experience?

We are conducting a UTOPIAN-funded study to explore the primary care experiences of patients with eating disorders. This is completely voluntary and would involve a 30 minute in person interview with our research assistant. Participants will be compensated with a $50 VISA gift card and payment for parking costs.

If you have any patients who are interested, they can email our secure study email at: edstudy@utoronto.ca and our research assistant will get back to them.

Alternatively, if you can send me demographic data of patients in your practice who you think might be interested; I will send them a letter in the mail inviting them to participate in the study.
Patient lists can be sent to my office fax at 416 759 6979, or we can discuss via phone or in person. Thanks in advance.

– Dr. Kim Lazare

Advanced Care Planning Links

NYFHT AFHTO Acceptances
Congratulations to the following teams on their acceptance at this year’s AFHTO Conference. Thank you for representing NYFHT!

Poster Presentations: Heather Bogetta, Jasmine Montreuil, Marilyn Mori, Shima Davati. Determining prevalence of malnutrition in North York Family Health Team geriatric population at high risk.

Helen Frederickson, Heather Whalen, Rita Ha: An innovative smoking cessation program for cancer survivors within the primary care setting.Eric Lui, Rita Ha, Christine Truong: Improving patient outcome one FHT pharmacist at a time.

Eric Lui, Heather Rambarack, Nicholas Maraj, Emelyn Bartlett: Introduction of a multi-disciplinary program to deprescribe sedative hypnotics (SH) in patients >65 years of age in a large multi-site family health team (FHT).

Concurrent Session: Dr. Kimberly Wintemute, Sue Griffis. Choosing Wisely Canada: Embedding its Principles Within Your Family Health Team.