Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions

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Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network

Champlain Diabetes Services

Diabetes Projects for High-Risk Populations Video!

Renal Services in Champlain

Chronic conditions are among the most common and costly health problems facing Canadians; they are also among the most preventable.

Through engaging the community locally, we seek to identify means that will encourage healthy living, support best practice management of complex conditions along the continuum of care - from prevention and early detection to the end-of-life.

New!  Breathing Easier – A Guide for Asthma and COPD Patients in the Champlain RegionBreathing Easier Guide

Health partners in the Champlain region are pleased to release a revised patient guide called Breathing Easier – A Guide for Asthma and COPD Patients in the Champlain Region. The guide can help individuals to better manage their lung disease and to improve their quality of life.

The easy-to-use booklet identifies health services offered in various communities across the Champlain region, and explains how to access them. The guide is also a useful resource for family members, friends, caregivers, and health care providers.

Breathing Easier is produced locally by patients and health providers in the Champlain Lung Health Network, with leadership from Somerset West Community Health Centre. The Champlain LHIN funded the project and also provided support.

If you would like to get involved with - or have questions about - the Champlain Lung Health Network, contact LHIN Integration Specialist, Krystal Taylor (krystal.taylor@lhins.on.ca, or 613.747.3269 [toll-free 1.866.902.5446 x 3269]).

Champlain Diabetes Services

As of Feb 2013, the Champlain Diabetes Regional Coordination Centre is under the purview of the Champlain LHIN.

Our focus continues: to work collaboratively with regional chronic disease committees and networks to promote and sustain an effective chronic disease management outlook for all community members.

Learn more here.

Chronic Disease Self- Management Programs

Chronic disease self-management (CDSM) is a key component to improving health of people living with chronic conditions. Since 2008, the Champlain LHIN has been investing in programs to support CDSM in three key areas:

  • Self-management supports, programs and resources for chronic disease sufferers
  • Education and support to health service providers
  • Evaluation to determine whether the programs are making a difference in people’s lives as they manage their chronic conditions and to continually improve our programs.

Living Healthy Champlain is a coordinated effort among Bruyère Continuing Care (Bruyère, Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute), the Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and more than 30 partner organizations to promote and facilitate chronic disease self-management programs and supports across the Champlain LHIN.

Diabetes Projects for High-Risk Populations

Improving Care for Women with Gestational Diabetes - Led by Dr. Erin Keely, Chief Endocrinology and Metabolism at The Ottawa Hospital, work is underway to improve standardized screening and care for women with gestational diabetes.

For more information, contact ekeely@ottawahospital.on.ca.

Diabetes Screening Among Diverse Communities

Learn more about the Champlain Diabetes SCREEN project: take a look at our video, below: