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Chronic Diseases & Conditions

Chronic diseases are conditions which are long-lasting, persistent, and often require special therapy, education and training for the individual with the chronic disease to maintain health. Health care providers play a vital role in educating and supporting individuals in the management of their chronic condition.

Provider Education

CDM 101 – An Introduction to Chronic Disease Management

As the title suggests, this course is an introduction to Chronic Disease Management – a comprehensive, collaborative, patient-centred model of CDM. The course consists of three modules and a conclusion and each must be finished in sequence to complete the course. The modules address topics such as the Expanded Chronic Condition Management Model, primary care, collaborative practice, diverse and vulnerable populations, self-management, and self-management support.

Choices and Changes Workshop

This free ½ to one day interactive workshop gives health providers an opportunity to explore their own beliefs about the change process and provides specific strategies to help support clients in managing their behaviour change.

  • AHS staff please see MyLearningLink
  • External users: email phc@ahs.ca or call 1-855-943-2366 for more information

Chronic Conditions and Diseases Prevention and Management (CCDPM)

Preventing and managing chronic conditions and diseases involves an integrated and coordinated system of supports, including families and communities, that empowers individuals to maintain and improve their health, their quality of life, and prevent and manage conditions/diseases independently or in partnership with health and social care.

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