Quality Improvement

The DFCM Quality Improvement Program sets out the vision for improvement and innovation in primary health care.

Courses, Programs & Offerings

An overview of learning options for health care professionals. Our training programs can be customized and focus on building capacity and capability for quality improvement in primary care and community care.

Getting Started with QI

Quality improvement advances health care through learning from practice. View QI projects, learn about QI Plans, and discover helpful resources.


Quality Improvement Training Session

The DFCM Quality Improvement Program is offering a 1-day QI Training Session centrally at the DFCM (500 University Ave) on February 17, 2016 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

The session’s target audience is primary care team members and health care professionals doing QI work and those who are supporting the resident QI projects. The goal is to enable capacity development for continuous quality improvement. Participants are encouraged to come with improvement opportunity ideas to facilitate QI learning that pertain to their daily work lives.

The cost will be $250 for physicians and $100 for non-physicians. This program is accredited for up to 6 Mainpro-C credits by the College of Family Physicians Canada.

If you are interested in registering for the session please email Marisa Schwartz at dfcm.quality@utoronto.ca by Wednesday January 20, 2016.

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E-learning Videos on Measurement in Primary Care Quality Improvement

The demand for increased skill & knowledge in quality improvement (QI) by our faculty, staff and residents has been rising steadily at the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) over the past several years. To support skill & knowledge acquisition on the subject, the DFCM Quality Improvement Program is launching a series of e-learning modules and videos. The brand new series of e-learning modules and videos offers short, concise training on measurement in primary care quality improvement in an animated, live-draw format. These modules will help you build capability for competently using data for improvement.

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Five ways to connect to QI

In this post, we offer five ways to plug in to quality improvement within the DFCM. From rural preceptor to downtown academic family physician, we have a way to keep in touch with you.

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Dr. Philip Ellison Appointed Inaugural Fidani Chair of Improvement and Innovation in Family Medicine

When the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto received a generous gift to establish the Fidani Chair of Improvement and Innovation in Family Medicine, we achieved a major milestone, bringing us closer to our vision of excellence in research, education and innovative clinical practice.

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