In November 2012, the OMA was asked to consider the role of screening for poverty in primary care settings and to provide physicians with relevant resources. Part of the OMA’s work in this area has involved engaging physicians who frequently encounter poverty in their practice and who have witnessed, first-hand, the impact of low income on health.

The five resources in this series include:

  1. Series overview and introduction
  2. Office approach to poverty
  3. Office approach for children and families
  4. Office approach focusing on specific ethnodemographic populations
  5. Advanced action: population, policy, and advocacy

Published By: Ontario Medical Association,

Publication Date: October, 2013

For other resources related to income and health, see the Poverty Tool: Wallet Guide (available in English, FrenchChinese, and Spanish), a Clinical Tool and Resource Listing for Primary Care in Niagara: Poverty, Prescribing Income Video, and a blog on Income and Health.

View Ontario Medical Association: Income and Health Series


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