Providing chronic disease care and support
What are chronic diseases?
Chronic diseases are long-term conditions that usually progress slowly over time. This includes conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression, and arthritis, among many others.
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) is ongoing care and support to assist individuals impacted by a chronic health condition with the medical care, knowledge, skills and resources they need to better manage on a day to day basis. This may include regular visits and support from your family physician, other primary care provider, community-based programs or referrals to specialist programs and services.
Learn more about the importance of regular primary care (e.g. having a family physician) and that of primary health care.
Good chronic disease management includes care and support that is:
Well integrated with primary care (e.g. your family physician) and the broader community
Coordinated across providers and points of care
Has a focus on health promotion and well being
Encourages involvement of the individual and family in their own care and supports his or her ongoing self management
Interior Health is committed to working with individuals, family physicians and community partners to improve Chronic Disease Management programs and services available to assist those impacted by a chronic health condition live a healthier, longer life.
We offer services and support for such chronic diseases, including:
Partner programs in BC
Other partner programs and services available in BC and the Interior Health region include:
Disclaimer: The above programs and agencies are not operated by Interior Health and as such, the Interior Health Authority is not responsible or liable for the services or information provided. Any information or endorsements made are those solely of that organization and not necessarily shared by the Interior Health Authority.