Engaging Specialized Health Education and Support
Through managing health benefits we see not only the profound impact chronic diseases can have on the lives of Canadians, but also the opportunity to do something about them. Simply managing a condition such as diabetes affects you at home, at work, and throughout your life. Our approach to chronic disease management for our Group and Individual members focuses on connecting people with the tools, resources, and health professionals that help them better manage their conditions—to learn more about their condition, to improve their own self-care, and gain advice from our growing, national network of experts including respiratory therapists, diabetes educators, nurses, and pharmacists.
Going further, we also invested in a multi-year behaviour change intervention program in 2015. Together with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, we’re supporting a research study investigating prevention and management tools for people at risk of developing chronic conditions. Because we don’t just want to provide benefits, we want to have a positive impact on quality of life for people in their homes and work places across Canada.