The Regional Chronic Diseases (RCD) Program helps Northerners living with chronic diseases and conditions. In collaboration with key stakeholder groups, the Regional Chronic Diseases program stewards Northern Health’s response to chronic diseases for the entire population of the North.
The program gathers information, creates tools, develops policy and supports improvements to the health care system and the delivery of “closer to home” chronic disease care where people live, learn, work and play.
The Regional Chronic Diseases Program promotes well-being in the North by collaborating with others to:
- Prevent the development of serious chronic diseases
- Support chronic disease management in communities
- Improve specialized care
- Help people living with chronic diseases to have better outcomes
The Regional Chronic Diseases Program provides leadership in chronic disease care by:
- Creating policies, protocols and procedures that are used regionally to provide consistent care
- Monitoring and evaluating services for quality and safety, and to inform the improvement of health programs and services
The Regional Chronic Diseases Program supports the operation of specialized services, in close collaboration with Provincial Health Services Authority, in the areas of:
- Cancer care and cancer screening
- Cardiac care and stroke care
- HIV and Hepatitis C care
- Kidney care
- Chronic pain care