Task Force Public Advisors Network (TF-PAN)
The TF-PAN is recruiting 10-12 adult members, representing Canada’s diverse population from all regions of the country, for a 1-year term (additional years pending funding).
Join the TF-PAN and make a difference.
- Giving opinions on screening for different health topics and diseases
- Providing feedback on Task Force tools like fact sheets, infographics and brochures for patients
- Sharing guidelines and tools
No experience required.
Panel members will be paid and receive and training on preventive health topics, screening, patient-oriented research and more.
Ming’s doctor recommended a program at the community centre to quit smoking. However, he can’t get there as he doesn’t have a car and the bus trip takes over an hour. This motivated Ming to join the TF-PAN to help make guidelines for family doctors and other healthcare professionals.
“I wish there was some sort of online program I could do at home”, he thought. “I know I would attend every session if it were online. If only could tell doctors this might be a better option for people like me.”
Now, thanks to Ming and the other TF-PAN members, family doctors can follow a guideline on smoking cessation that recommends programs either at the community centre or online, depending on what patients want. Ming is proud of helping make healthcare better for Canadians.
Frequently Asked Question
Who we are
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care produces guidelines and tools for family doctors, nurses and other health care providers to support the prevention of diseases and illnesses in Canada.
Topics include screening for the prevention of:
- breast, lung, prostate and colorectal cancers
- infectious diseases
- mental health
- chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease