Resources for Action in Primary Care ↓
Your Primary Care team can access evidence-based tools and resources to support patients with financial strain by:
Understanding how to foster a team approach to supporting patients
Enriching the relationships and conversations important to the patient and their health
Connecting patients so they can get the support they need
Change Package and Tools
The RIFS change package helps physicians and team members implement practice changes that improve care for patients living with financial strain.
To see all the tools the clinic teams used see the AMA website
Alberta Doctors' Digest Editor-in-Chief, Marvin Polis, talks to Dr. Karla Gustafson, Medical Officer of Health, Calgary Zone about income as a socio-economic determinant of health. They discuss the Reducing the Impact of Financial Strain (RIFS) initiative.
Training on Learn@AMA
This curriculum was designed to help primary care physicians, clinical team members, and practice facilitators implement practice changes that improve care for patients living with financial strain.
It will take approximately 3-hours to complete
Resources for Action in Community ↓
Alberta Healthy Communities Hub - The Approach
- The approach encourages community groups and leaders to build on existing strengths by engaging all its members through conversations on local priorities.
Building Financial Well-Being – A Community Planning Toolkit
- This toolkit explores strategies to inspire and energize your community to act on financial well-being
Alberta Community Health Dashboard | Healthier Together
Locally relevant, up-to-date information to help communities find and use comprehensive and interactive cancer profiles for communities in Alberta.
Resources for Planning Services ↓
Population Health Needs Framework
The Population Health Needs Framework and User Guide identifies innovative opportunities to improve the health and well-being of Albertans and their communities. By shifting our perspective of health and co-designing with Albertans, we will improve population health and health equity.
Resource your team with collaborative partners within the:
Foundational AHS Developed Courses
- Identifying and Addressing Financial Strain Module 1 - The Social Determinants of Health
- Identifying and Addressing Financial Strain Module 2 - Talking About Financial Strain
- Identifying and Addressing Financial Strain Module 3 - Exploring Income Replacement and Benefit Programs
- Domestic Violence Education for Health Care Professionals - 3 part modules
- Developmental Pathways of Addiction and Mental Health series- Infusing Culture and Equity; Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change; Stress and Resilience through the Lifespan; and Understanding ACEs and Being Trauma Informed
- Indigenous Awareness and Sensitivity Series and Indigenous Peoples in Alberta (Required AHS Learning)
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