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The Centre for Effective Practice and the OCFP are looking for family doctors to take part in focus groups related to new clinical tools. Register with Centre for Effective Practice to indicate your interest and receive more details about teleconferences and other opportunities. Tool development expertise is not required – just an interest in improving the tools available to support your practice.


Clinical Tools and Resources for Primary Care

Ontario’s Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit - MacHealth.ca

This portal was developed to provide primary care providers a central access point to accredited online learning programs as well as recommended tools and resources to be used to enhance the 18-month visit, such as the Rourke Baby Record; a resource that can be utilized to record patient development. Parents may utilize the Nipissing District Development Screen which offers a number of checklists and reference activities to track their child’s development on their own. Anyone may access the portal by using the registration mechanism readily available on the website.

Ontario’s Enhanced 18-Month Well Baby-Visit is the result of a collaborative effort between several organizations including the Ontario College of Family Physicians, McMaster University, the Offord Centre for Child Studies, the Ontario Ministries of Children and Youth Services, Health and Long-Term Care, Health Promotion, and leaders in the field of child development.


Keywords: patient resources, infant and child health, baby


The Clinical Tools and Resources listing links primary care providers with information that may aid in their clinical decision making. In most cases, these resources are created by third parties. The Ontario College of Family Physicians accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the information provided. Users are required to use their own clinical judgement when dealing with the individual patient.

The OCFP has attempted to provide up-to-date materials for clinician use while recognizing that the rapid evolution of materials may result in the information provided becoming outdated. Users are encouraged to consult the original sources for updated versions as they become available and for further information about the individual resource, its terms of use and limitations. Inclusion in the listing does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP.