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Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

On the front lines and throughout the health system, Canada’s nearly 280,000 registered nurses (RNs) have the highest proportion of direct interaction with Canadians of any health-care providers. Among them are public and community health nurses, educators and researchers, who work with Canadians to prevent and manage chronic illnesses while playing an integral role in all aspects of health promotion and disease prevention.

Implementing effective solutions to curtail the increasing cost burdens of managing and preventing chronic disease is a critical challenge facing health professionals, administrators and policy-makers.

Diabetes in the Real World: Why Treat People Without Changing What Makes Them Sick? [PDF, 416 KB]

Policy documents


Nurse ONE Knowledge Features

Halt the Salt: Understanding the Risks of Excessive Dietary Sodium Intake

NurseONE Knowledge Features

CNA webinar – Chronic diseases: Are you addressing the social determinants of health?
(Recording, Presentation [PDF, 1.2 MB])

NEC fact sheets: Diseases affecting Canadians