Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death in Ontario and responsible for six of 10 deaths in the Mississauga Halton LHIN (Public Health Ontario, 2012; Health Analytics Branch, 2012). Over 50 percent of Ontarians aged 45-64 have at least one chronic condition. Chronic disease in children and adolescents is on the rise.
Approximately half the population in the Mississauga Halton region is obese and physically inactive (Health Analytics Branch, 2012). Due to the obesity epidemic, we are raising the first generation of children whose life expectancy is expected to be lower than their parents (Olshansky, et al, 2005). One in five Ontarians, whether adult or child, will develop some form of mental illness (Baeumler, 2012; WHO, 2000). These largely preventable diseases diminish our quality of life, economy and communities. Now is the time to do a better job of preventing them (Public Health Ontario, 2012).
An integrated model for chronic disease prevention and management
In the Mississauga Halton LHIN, chronic disease leaders (including Mental Health & Addictions) within the region have been examining these commonalities and discussing how a more integrated approach to chronic disease could be implemented. People should be treated holistically rather than according to the checklist of conditions they have. An integrated model for chronic disease prevention and management will offer a more coordinated and seamless model of care for chronic disease resulting in better quality of care and a more efficient system for all involved.
Mississauga Halton LHIN Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Advisory Working Group
The Mississauga Halton LHIN Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Advisory Working Group is a multi-sectoral group who is working together to develop an integrated person-centred chronic disease prevention and management system that provides coordinated quality care to those at risk for, or living with chronic disease. The committee will advise the LHIN and collaborate with one another on solutions to support the target population.
An estimated 1.2 million people in Ontario are living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. By 2020 that number is expected to increase to 1.9 Million. Approximately 10.9 % of Mississauga Halton residents are currently living with diabetes (approximately 104, 502 people in 2013). [Reference - Key Performance Measures Ontario Diabetes Strategy June 2014].
Diabetes Services in Mississauga Halton
The coordination, funding and accountability of diabetes services in Mississauga Halton are now being managed by the Mississauga Halton LHIN.
Diabetes services and Chronic Disease Self Management programs can be accessed through the Maximize your Health program.
Maximize your Health
Using this website you can:
•Learn about diabetes management
•Find Diabetes Education Programs
•Register for Self Management workshops
•Register for Healthcare Provider workshops & events
•Download best practice tools for healthcare providers