Course Information

Improving the Health Care of Canadian Military Families

Improving the Health Care of Canadian Military Families

In Canada, families of active Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) service members do not receive medical care through the federal military health services. Although they access their care through the provincial and territorial healthcare system, family members frequently have barriers preventing them from receiving optimal and continual care.

The focus of this professional development program is to provide the clinician with background cases demonstrating some of the particular challenges and barriers faced by military families, strategies to improve the care delivered to these families, and resources for the clinician to help military families.

Learning Objectives

After completing this online learning module, you will be able to:

  • Present demographic characteristics and evidence about the health status of military families
  • Review the system of health care provision for Canadian military family members
  • Identify unique considerations regarding health care provision for children and youth from military families
  • Examine supportive resources for military families and for practitioners caring for young people in these families.

This program has received generous financial support from the Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services, Military Family Services (primary funder) and the Canadian Paediatric Society.

Course Registration

Improving the Health Care of Canadian Military Families

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Expiry Date

This course expires on
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Scientific Committee:

Colonel Marc Bilodeau, MD, CCFP(EM), FRCPC
Military Physician, Commander 1 Health Services Group
Canadian Armed Forces
Edmonton, AB

Heidi Cramm, PhD, MSc, OT, MA, BScOT, BA (Hons)
Can Institute for Military & Veteran Health Research

Emmet Elves, MD, BSc, FRCPC
Brandon Clinic
Brandon, MB

Nancy McFadden, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP
Family Physician
Courtenay, BC

Kuljit Kaur Sajjan, MD, CCFP
Family Physician
Vancouver, BC