Clinic Programs & Workshops
The staff and practitioners at Central Brampton Family Health Team are dedicated to working with you on your journey to sustained good health and are excited to provide the following programs.
Comprehensive Diabetes Care Clinics
Each physician at the clinic holds monthly diabetes clinics. These clinics are designed to provide patients with personalized, comprehensive diabetes care. They work to support patients in improving their diabetes management and overall health. Patients enrolled into the care clinic program are scheduled to meet with their physician and one or more of our diabetes team members depending on their needs.
- High-quality self-management education supported by an inter-professional health-care team with specialized knowledge of diabetes, and
- Best practice care that follows Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Once enrolled, your physician will refer you to make an appointment to attend the clinics 3-4 times a year. If you have not attended one of these clinics but would like to, or would like to inquire about them, simply request information /enrollment from your physician. ____________________________________________________________________________________ NEW: ASK ABOUT OUR NEXT LETS TALK DIABETES SESSIONS. THESE ARE HELD IN THE EVENING BY OUR REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND HEALTH EDUCATOR. No Referral to register. Open to anyone in the community looking for more education and support to manage Diabetes. For more information call 905.456.7111
Hypertension Management Program
If you have high blood pressure that has been newly diagnosed or challenging to control, this program may be just right for you. High blood pressure is often referred to as a ‘silent killer’, because individuals often feel fine despite their blood pressure being elevated. Achieving normal blood pressure is important to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
Lung Health Screening Program
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the world. Smoking is a major contributor to COPD: approximately 20% of smokers develop the disease. Other risk factors such as air pollution, respiratory infection and chronic asthma, genetic factors and occupational exposure to pollutants in the workplace also contribute to the burden of lung diseases. The goal of our lung health program is to reduce the incidence of chronic lung diseases through simple screening tests and smoking cessation interventions for those who wish to quit smoking.
Mental Health Group Programs CBFHT offers group therapy for people struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions several times a year. Groups generally occur quarterly and are held once a week for 4-8 weeks duration and are open to the community. Groups are led by our Mental Health Counselor and are based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Individual therapy sessions are only offered to patients of our medical clinic by physician referral.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said like the word) is a cutting-edge form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. ACT focuses on helping people relate differently to thoughts and feelings they’ve long struggled with, in order to towards who and what is most important to them in life. Group sessions include discussions, in-group exercises, and at-home practice, based around modern mindfulness-based approaches, ways to change what you do, and ways to be kinder to your mind while also taking it a little less seriously.
For more information about upcoming groups, please call the clinic.
Healthy eating and routine exercise is a simple enough concept but for most of us it’s easier said than done. Poor diet, lack of physical activity and smoking are the underlying causes of most major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and even many cancers. There is mounting evidence that physical activity is an important contributor to reducing the risk for declining cognitive decline with age.
Prenatal, Infant Feeding and Breastfeeding Workshops
Healthier moms have healthier babies. Healthy babies are more likely to develop into healthy children who grow to be healthy teenagers and adults. We offer 3 educational workshops designed to provide moms-to-be & new moms with evidence based information that will help them to optimize their prenatal health and that of their baby during his/her first year. These programs are open to both of Central Brampton Family Health Team patients and the community.
- Prenatal Nutrition:
- The influence of diet on baby’s physical and cognitive development
- Foods to avoid, foods to be cautious about, essential nutrients
- How to manage the discomfort of pregnancy
- What to expect as your body changes over 9 months and during the early postpartum
- Infant Nutrition and Feeding: Giving your baby his/her best nutritional start.
- Infant Immunization, cord blood. Common pregnancy concerns and tests
Introduction to Breastfeeding your Baby This workshop is facilitated by one of our physicians and/or a lactation consultant. It is designed to provide moms- to- be with information and practical tips to help support breastfeeding their infants. Topics include:
- Breastfeeding basics
- Benefits of breastfeeding
- How breast milk changes as your baby ages and as your baby feeds during the day and night
- What is ‘normal’ breastfeeding?
- How much do infants eat? How to know if your baby is getting enough
- Breastfeeding in the early days
- Is there a role for formula?
- Practice with breastfeeding positions
- Patients are invited to bring along any questions they have!
Introducing your baby to Solid Foods The focus of this 90 minute program is to provide new moms with the newest research about infant nutrition, with the primary focus on when and how to introduce you baby to solid foods. Bring any questions you have and discuss them with our Dietitian. Moms are encouraged to attend these afternoon sessions when their infant is 2-4 months of age. Topics include:
- Transitioning to solid foods:
- Baby food options:
- Making your own vs store bought products
- General Infant nutrition 4-12 months
- Infant feeding challenges
- Exploring foods and marketing pitches about what’s best for your baby
- Safety and allergies
Seniors Wellness Program
At the CBFHT we strive to help our aging older patients live the highest quality life, and most independent life possible through our team approach to care. Our multidisciplinary geriatric team works together with patients to fully optimize their health. Our team is comprised of care providers who have expertise in specific areas related to your health. Depending on your health concerns and needs, your physician may refer you to one or more of our allied health care professionals.
- Functional ability
- Physical health
- Cognitive ability
- Medication reviews
- Mental Health
- Activities of Daily living
- Nutritional Status
- Social/environmental circumstances
- Identification of medical conditions
- Develop treatment and follow-up plans
- Coordinate care plans
- Evaluate potential long-term care needs
- Develop Advance Care Planning (POA etc.)
This program is only offered to patients of our medical clinic by physician referral.