Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
As the Canadian population ages, and as health challenges, such as rates of obesity, continue to rise, so too does the burden of chronic diseases increase and strain our already vulnerable health systems. Chronic conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, asthma, and arthritis, as well as mental health are complex and expensive to manage and treat.
The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) is designed to confront the pressures that chronic conditions place on our economy, health systems, individual quality of life, and the health of our communities. Centre members work collaboratively, across the range of chronic diseases, to establish strategies for prevention and management across all sectors of society and within sustainable and high-quality health systems.
Centre meetings and research address a range of topics such as:
- making the economic case for businesses and employers to take action on chronic diseases and conditions
- identifying successful models for engaging businesses and employers in chronic disease prevention and management efforts
- building the economic case for reducing the excess burden of chronic diseases among vulnerable populations and regions of the country
- determining the economic impact of chronic disease prevention strategies for children and youth
- identifying effective methods and tools for delivering comprehensive care for chronic conditions in workplaces, homes and communities
- promoting approaches and tools, including those involving businesses and employers, to support individuals in their own care and self-management
Members from multiple sectors work collaboratively to establish a coordinated approach to tackling chronic disease prevention and management in Canada.
The Conference Board also brings to the work our in-house disease and risk factor trend models, developed by our health and economic experts, which are used to forecast the economic implications of a broad range of chronic conditions and health provider requirements to address chronic diseases and conditions.
Biannual meetings allow members to engage in focused discussions that set the research agenda and bring synergy to translation efforts of members and leading experts in the field.
The Conference Board of Canada’s position as an impartial, arm’s-length research organization promotes rich dialogue among leaders and fosters critical exchange and collaboration among stakeholders and supports knowledge translation of the large body of evidence around chronic disease to stimulate action.
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