Chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems facing Canadians; they are also among the most preventable. Chronic diseases on the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System include:
- Chronic respiratory diseases – asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Cardiovascular diseases – including stroke, hypertension and heart failure
- Mental illness
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Neurological conditions – including dementia
Anchored by Ontario’s Framework for Preventing and Managing Chronic Disease, and in collaboration with our partners, we seek to identify opportunities to support provincial priorities, encourage healthy living and support best practice management of complex conditions along the continuum of care - from prevention and early detection to the end of life. Here are some of the resources in Central LHIN to support individuals with chronic diseases.
Chronic Condition Supports