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Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions 

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Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network

Champlain Diabetes Services

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Collaborative

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

Diabetes Education Teams

Diabetes Screening Among Diverse Communities - 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.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Collaborative

In 2008, A Chronic Disease Prevention Management (CDPM) Collaborative was formed to provide a forum for knowledge exchange and innovation among key Champlain CDPM Community of Practice Networks (including networks that work in cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, lung health, chronic kidney disease and others). These key networks meet to:

  • Exchange ideas, information and quality improvement learning
  • Identify and support areas of collaboration along the continuum of care.

Chronic disease self-management has been an important priority for this group and physical activity is an emerging focus.

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

Outreach to High Risk Immigrant Communities - This project is set to engage high risk immigrant populations in addressing language and cultural barriers to improve access to diabetes education in Ottawa.

This project is led by Dr. Kevin Pottie, Family Physician, Principal Scientist at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa and Co-chair of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health. For more information, contact kpottie@uottawa.ca.

Diabetes Screening Among Diverse Communities

People with diabetes are a priority population for the Champlain LHIN. Learn more about the Champlain Diabetes SCREEN project: click here, and take a look at our video, below: