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Uncovering the voice of plan members living and working with chronic illness. December 14, 2010 – Montreal December 15, 2010 - Toronto. Agenda. Survey Overview Chronic Disease Key Survey Results Lessons for Employers Workplace Wellness Programs Summary. Survey Overview. Survey Overview.
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December 14, 2010 – Montreal
December 15, 2010 - Toronto
Survey of Canadians who have been diagnosed with a serious illness who had a benefit plan
Online Survey (January 2010)
Reviewed by Expert Panel
Meera Jain Ph.D, Chronic Disease Unit, Health Systems Policy & Relations Branch Health System Strategy Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Donna Carbell, Manulife Financial
Paula Allen, Shepell.fgi
Vic Medland , Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan
Dr. Alain Sotto, Ontario Power Generation and Occupational Medical Consultant, Toronto Transit Commission
Joan Canavan, Chronic Disease Management Unit, Provincial Programs Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Wes Jones, The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Teresa Negrich, The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Suzanne Lepage, Private Health Plan StrategistExpert Panel
1 - WHO - http://www.who.int/topics/chronic_diseases/en/
2 - Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/Washington. 2002. "Chronic Disease."
Canadians aged 40 to 59
1 - 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, Statistics Canada
2 - Region and country specific information sheets http://www.who.int/chp/chronic_disease_report/media/canada.pdf
Canadians with multiple chronic conditions…
WHO - http://www.who.int/topics/chronic_diseases/en/
1 - Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. Public Health Agency of Canada. WHO – World Health Organization: Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment
2 - Employers Health Coalition, Inc. The Changing Face of U.S. Health Care.Tampa, Fla: Employers Health Coalition Inc; 1999.
1 - Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health SurveysSaba Moussavi, Somnath Chatterji, Emese Verdes, Ajay Tandon, Vikram Patel, Bedirhan Ustun Lancet 2007; 370: 851–58
2 - Chapman DP, Perry GS, Strine TW. The vital link between chronic disease and depressive disorders. Prev Chronic Dis 2005;2(1):A14. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2005/jan/04_0066.htm
Management of specific diseases
Management of behavioural risks (or risk factor reduction)
Workplace is an ideal location
Employees spend a growing amount of time at work
Offers an effective method to reach a large portion of the adult population.
influence behaviour by providing supportive environment
leverage existing infrastructure to offer low-cost but effective interventions
Impact of Chronic disease
Chronic disease and depression
Lessons for employers
Access to medications