Health Promotion & Disease Prevention


In addition to primary health care, the Carefirst Family Health Team offers programs and services dedicated to health promotion and disease prevention. These programs aim to improve health and well-being through education on various health topics, teaching self-management skills, group sessions, and more. Additional information on these programs can be found below under Overview of Health Promotion Programs.

Overview of Health Promotion Programs



Smoking Cessation


The goal of this program is to help patients to reduce or quit smoking. Services provided include education, counselling, self management skills and routine follow up to help smokers quit smoking by providing access to the in house “STOP” program with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in collaboration with CAMH.


Mental Health Group Education


The Carefirst FHT social work team offers a number of mental health group sessions to raise awareness and promote a healthy lifestyle, stress management, and coping skills. Most sessions do not require family physician referral – upcoming sessions can be viewed on the FHT Calendar.


Musculoskeletal Health & Falls Prevention


The goal of this program is to maximize mobility and physical function, reduce pain and injury, and prevent fall and fracture for patients at risk. Service provided in this program include individual musculoskeletal health assessment and intervention, group falls and fracture prevention education and exercises.

Upcoming Events & Calendar



  • Group Sessions will be held online through Zoom and is open to the public
  • For more information, or if you want to register for a group session, please call (416) 847-8941