Approximately one in four British Columbians have been diagnosed with one or more chronic diseases.
Chronic illness has profound effects on a person’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being, which often make it difficult to carry on with daily routines and relationships.
Learn more about Chronic Disease
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) is a proactive approach to improving the health of people with chronic disease. Health care can be delivered more effectively by supporting patients with chronic diseases to take an active role in their own care and by supporting health professionals to better assist their patients in managing their illness.
For resources, visit:
Patients and Families
CDM Professional Resources
What is Chronic Disease Management to Island Health?
Working with individuals, families, and communities to help people maintain as much health and independence as possible through prevention, early detection, and management of chronic health conditions. Different people in a variety of settings may provide chronic disease management services.
Island Health’s strong commitment to improving the delivery of health care to patients includes the Chronic Disease Management Plan.
Learn more about Chronic Disease Management British Columbia.