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Queen's Refugee Health Initiative Website

Queen’s Department of Family Medicine (DFM), in partnership with the South East Local Health Integration Network, Immigration Services Kingston and Area, and Kingston Community Health Centres, offers a Refugee Health Initiative website to  provide health-care providers, newcomers, and community organizations with useful resources for the provision of care for refugees from Syria and elsewhere. An initiative of Dr.

LGBTQ+ Health Focus of Global Health Publication

The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Horizons, the department’s twice-annual global health publication, focuses on LGBTQ+ health. (Posted September 2018)

KFL&A Public Health Website

KFL&A Public Health, in collaboration with the Poverty Reduction Health Working Group, Kingston Community Health Centre, and the City of Kingston, has created a website to help primary health-care providers and their patients find local resources in one click. The site, Kingston Helps, Your Community Resource Hub,, lists local shelters, food banks, clothing resources, primary care and mental health links, legal resources, and child health and social supports, among other resources.

Dr. Michael Green Leads $2M Study of Primary Health Care in Ontario

Dr. Michael Green is Nominated Principal Investigator for a $2 million grant that will enable him to continue to study the state of primary health-care services in Ontario.  

The INSPIRE-PHC-2 (Innovations Strengthening Primary Healthcare through Research-Phase 2) research program has been awarded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research Fund (HSRF).  

The project is a continuation of an earlier three-year HSRF program award that was led by Western University.  

Dr. David Barber Elected to OMA Executive

Dr. David Barber has been elected as the Ontario Medical Association’s (OMA) representative for District 7 of the Section on General and Family Practice (SGFP). The SGFP represents more than 13,000 practising general physicians and family doctors in the province, and is the OMA’s largest clinical section, comprising almost one-half of the total membership. Dr.

Dr. Susan Phillips Appointed Director, Centre for Studies in Primary Care

Dr. Susan Phillips, Professor, has been appointed director of the department’s Centre for Studies in Primary Care (CSPC) effective November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. 

Dr. Phillips, who joined the department as a faculty member in 1994, will be responsible for shaping the vision and direction of the CSPC. She will oversee the centre’s day-to-day administration, and will report on its activities and finances to the department head and the dean of the Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences.