As a national association, the CHCA is a "unifying force" which amplifies our members' individual voices to influence national policy directions on key professional and political issues. The Association’s activities are guided by our strategic directives:
Leadership: Identify and promote “High Impact Practices”.
Advocacy: Inform and influence Federal, Provincial and Territorial home care policy and direction.
Awareness: Expand the understanding and recognition of home care’s function, role, issues and value.
Knowledge: Facilitate learning through innovation, partnerships and information dissemination.
The CHCA Knowledge Network engages policy makers, home care leaders and researchers from across the country and stimulates dialogue on the role and potential of home care within an integrated health care system. The network exchange will be supported through:
· A series of invitational interactive roundtable.
· Informative webinars supporting key priorities areas.
· Dissemination of research papers, including summary reports on the impact / role of home care within the research.
Knowledge Network Topics for 2013
Better Care for People Living with Chronic Diseases
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), chronic diseases are diseases of long duration and generally slow progression, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. In Canada, chronic diseases are projected to account for 89% of all deaths. Every year, the number of Canadians diagnosed with chronic diseases continues to increase, placing pressure on those living with the disease, their loved ones, and the health care system.
The CHCA will host a series of webinars that will examine the role and value of home care in improving the lives of people living with chronic disease.