CAHS releases report on care for chronic health conditions

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Following an 18-month review by an international expert panel of leading thinkers and researchers, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) released a report last week entitled "Transforming Care for Canadians with Chronic Health Conditions."

The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the needs of people with chronic health conditions, the best research evidence, emerging ideas about the appropriate care and support for these people, and an analysis of the state of the Canadian health care system.

According to the CAHS, implementation of the recommendations in this report will lead to the changes needed to ensure people living with chronic conditions receive the health care they need and deserve.

The report and appendices are available in both English and French at:

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) provides scientific advice for a healthy Canada. The CAHS is an independent, non-profit organization composed of selected members from diverse disciplines. It is both an honorific membership and a policy research organization.

The Academy's Fellows, elected on the basis of their professional achievement and commitment to service, are volunteers who commit their time and expertise to provide assessments and advice on difficult public policy challenges of concern to all Canadians in the area of health and health care. It is Canada's equivalent of the U.S. Institute of Medicine.