[New Horizons Speaker Series] Prevention in Place: A conversation with YMCA’s Medhat Mahdy
New Horizons is a speaker series hosted by Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair of the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine. This conversation is the third of the series.
The World Health Organization has defined community engagement as “a process of developing relationships that enable stakeholders to work together to address health-related issues and promote well-being to achieve positive health impacts and outcomes.” But where should that engagement take place?
Join us as we hear from Medhat Mahdy, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Toronto, as he shares a vision of access to health care centred on meeting people where they are – especially when it comes to prevention.
About the speaker series
"New Horizons: Navigating towards the future of family medicine" is hosted by Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair of the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine, the largest academic department of family medicine in the world.
As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look toward the future, DFCM has an opportunity to help shape the health system in Canada. Our department aspires to dream big about the potential of primary care, family medicine, and the role of the university in our society and our communities. This requires us to learn across disciplines and to take inspiration from the broadest possible range of fields – the arts, public health, community activism, the social sciences and more.
In each session, a wise interprofessional colleague will provide a fresh perspective on the role of family physicians in a changing world and challenge us to consider what a community responsive department of family medicine should be aiming for.
For more information on future sessions in the New Horizons series, visit our landing page at rebrand.ly/DFCM-New-Horizons