The Waterloo Wellington Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Framework
Local data indicates that 70% of the population in the Waterloo Wellington LHIN lives with at least one chronic disease. Chronic disease is characterized by its long term prognosis, slow progression, a decline in physical and mental function and is often incurable. Examples of chronic disease include cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and arthritis.
The WWLHIN CDPM Framework is a tool to guide the development and measure the effectiveness of local service delivery for chronic diseases. Implementation of the Framework is essential as research indicates that health systems can be designed to prevent and manage chronic diseases more effectively.
The Framework is informed by provincial and national models for chronic disease prevention and management and is also a key step in addressing the WWLHIN community's health system priority - Improving chronic disease prevention and management - one of the eight priorities indentified in the Integrated Health Service Plan, 2010-2013. Making improvements in this area of service delivery is an integrated and coordinated system approach that places emphasis on a wellness model.
An earlier draft of the Framework was shared with the community for input and consultation through the months of August and September 2010. More information on the consultation process, including the earlier Framework draft and the feedback received, can be found on the CDPM Framework Development Page.
The final draft of the CDPM Framework document found below was discussed by the WWLHIN Board of Directors, at their Board Meeting, Open Session, on November 25, 2010.
Chronic Disease Prevention & Management - A Framework for Waterloo Wellington