Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
The 2nd Chronic Disease Prevention & Management (CDPM) Conference was held October 12, 2012
Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Chronic Disease:
Advancing Chronic Disease Prevention & Management within the NE LHIN
What the conference did:
Highlight innovative approaches, programs and tools.
Provide skill building and knowledge transfer opportunities.
Build a CDPM community in the NE LHIN through collaboration, partnerships, and knowledge exchange.
All health care providers - physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, health educators, therapists, and others
Public Health Units, CCAC
Community organizations (CSS) & individuals committed to CDPM
To view the presentations, please click here.
2012 CDPM Forum Presentations
2011 CDPM Forum Presentations
Northeastern Ontario’s health profile shows a higher prevalence of chronic diseases including:
- arthritis/rheumatism - 24.0% vs.16.8%;
- asthma - 10.0% vs. 8.2%;
- high blood pressure - 23.% vs. 17.2%;
- hospitalizations due to heart conditions - 314 vs. 216 per 100,000 people.
- And, an alarming rate of people living with diabetes – at 7.2% vs. 6.4%; - in fact in some communities along the Hudson and James Bay Coast, more than half of some communities have people living with diabetes.
Factors compounding the prevalence of chronic disease in the NE LHIN region:
- 17% of people in our region are age 65 and over. This number is expected to increase to 30% in 20 years. Chronic diseases are more prevalent in older population groups.
- The Statistics Canada 2010 Health Profile reports that there is a smaller proportion of NE LHIN residents who report their health as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ compared to Ontarians overall. The profile shows a higher prevalence of self-reported activity limitation in the NE LHIN compared to Ontario - 34.8% vs. 27.8% - and a higher proportion of people who report pain or discomfort preventing activities - 17.4% vs. 13.2%.
NEO Stroke Network
Part of the Ontario Stroke System since 2003, the Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network includes District Stroke Centres in North Bay, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie in addition to an Enhanced District Stroke Centre in Sudbury. These centres, along with their partners across the stroke care continuum (pre-hospital, emergency care, acute care, rehabilitation, community, stroke prevention and health promotion) are tasked with implementing best practice stroke care across the region. The network is also responsible for operating the region’s four Stroke Prevention Clinics in addition to providing stroke clinical education to health care professionals across the North East. Each year, approximately 1,100 patients are admitted to a hospital with a diagnosis of stroke in the North East.
Information on the Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network can be found at: www.neostrokenetwork.com.