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March 2017 in Advocacy

Here's what CPA's Practice and Policy team has been up to this month:

  • CPA’s #30reps campaign came to an end. Thank you to everyone who participated by reading, sharing posts and commenting. You can see an overview of the Reputational Risk issue here. Please make sure to “cool down” with rep 30 today. There are two potential actions for you to take:  explore the toolkit; join the tweetchat March 31st 12-1pm ET. The next steps are up to you…please answer a short survey. Your answers will be kept confidential. The aggregated information will help CPA to plan future activities. Thank you!CPA will be represented in the upcoming quarterly report from Health Canada on commitments to the Joint Statement of Action in response to Canada’s opioid crisis (see full commitment content in accompanying email)

  • CPA became a founding member of the Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management (CSEPM). The CSEPM is a new multi-disciplinary initiative that has been formed to evaluate the most common reasons for opioid prescribing in primary care settings and develop recommendations for preventive measures that would help optimize clinical alternatives for pain management in order to reduce reliance on opioids, particularly for current non-users of opioids.
  • Kate O’Connor met with the Executive Director, Group Insurance at the Treasury Board Secretariat to advocate for changes to the public service health care plan to allow for direct access to physiotherapy.
  • Kerry Kittson attended CCPUP meeting in Toronto to share update to the eOM initiative and pursue inclusion of eOM in education curriculum.
  • CPA team met with CIHI representatives to provide update on FOTO database and share common interests as they relate to PROMs and the collection of data to improve patient outcomes.