The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is in the preliminary stages of an initiative to bring together partners across the primary care and early literacy communities to help support parents in engaging their young children in songs, stories and conversations that support early literacy.
Our immediate area of focus is programs that connect health-care providers with early literacy activities and community programs - likely leveraging existing well-baby and well-child health visits to provide counsel and make community connections.


We would appreciate your help in:

  • mapping the work that is already underway - who is doing what and where?
  • finding out where there may be interest in developing new programs
  • identifying best practices - your tips for success
  • understanding the challenges - what are your pain points?

Please share a few minutes to participate in this information gathering. If you would prefer to talk not type, let me know and I'll be happy to set up a call.


Many thanks,
Shirley


Shirley Connor
Lead, Education Program Development
Ontario College of Family Physicians
sconnor@cfpc.ca 

Contact information

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* 1. Contact information

Would you like to be added to our contact list for any future email communications about this initiative or a related provincial support/coordination strategy? (You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.)

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* 2. Would you like to be added to our contact list for any future email communications about this initiative or a related provincial support/coordination strategy? (You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.)

Do you think health-care providers promoting early literacy in well-baby and well-child health visits (ages 0-5) is a good idea?

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* 3. Do you think health-care providers promoting early literacy in well-baby and well-child health visits (ages 0-5) is a good idea?

Do you know of programs in your region that involve health-care providers (family doctors, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, Public Health or others) actively promoting early literacy activities as part of well-baby and well-child checkups?

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* 4. Do you know of programs in your region that involve health-care providers (family doctors, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, Public Health or others) actively promoting early literacy activities as part of well-baby and well-child checkups?

Do you think health-care providers in your area have the information and resources they need to counsel parents in early literacy activities at present?

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* 5. Do you think health-care providers in your area have the information and resources they need to counsel parents in early literacy activities at present?

Do you think the health-care providers in your area who do well-baby and well-child checkups are well-informed about local community literacy supports?

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* 6. Do you think the health-care providers in your area who do well-baby and well-child checkups are well-informed about local community literacy supports?

How would you describe the connection between early childhood resource agencies in your area and family health-care providers?

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* 7. How would you describe the connection between early childhood resource agencies in your area and family health-care providers?

Are you aware of past local efforts to connect family medicine and early literacy that did not continue?

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* 8. Are you aware of past local efforts to connect family medicine and early literacy that did not continue?

If you are involved with a health-care based program at present, please describe your challenges (if any).

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* 9. If you are involved with a health-care based program at present, please describe your challenges (if any).

  Big challenge Medium challenge Not a problem Not applicable
Maintaining a staff allocation
Getting access to health-care providers/keeping up with changing providers
Fundraising for books/materials
Book selection/purchasing logistics
Getting volunteers
Is your program linked with the providers' electronic medical record or any other tracking database?

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* 10. Is your program linked with the providers' electronic medical record or any other tracking database?

Is there any impact measurement underway or tracking of metrics related to the program?

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* 11. Is there any impact measurement underway or tracking of metrics related to the program?

If you are NOT involved with a health-care based program at present, what do you think would be the challenges in starting and sustaining a program in your area?

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* 12. If you are NOT involved with a health-care based program at present, what do you think would be the challenges in starting and sustaining a program in your area?

  Big challenge Medium challenge Not a problem Not applicable
Establishing that there is a need/interest in the local area
Getting a staff/budget allocation
Getting access to health-care providers
Fundraising for materials and/or books
Book selection/purchasing logistics
Getting volunteers
Do you think it would be useful to have a provincial coordinating group to support activities such as communication to health-care providers, provider training, peer support around "start up" activities, bulk purchasing, materials sharing etc?

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* 13. Do you think it would be useful to have a provincial coordinating group to support activities such as communication to health-care providers, provider training, peer support around "start up" activities, bulk purchasing, materials sharing etc?

Thank you! Your time and responses are appreciated.
Is there anything that you think should have been addressed in this information gathering that was missed?

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* 14. Is there anything that you think should have been addressed in this information gathering that was missed?

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