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Chronic Disease Community of Practice


Driven by a shared vision of chronic disease prevention and management that is patient- and family-centered, team-based, accessible and equitable, seamless, culturally safe, and integrated across the continuum of care, physicians and health care partners have committed to work in close collaboration to create a Chronic Disease Community of Practice (CoP). This group of health care providers, patients, families, and other partners who share a common interest in—and common concerns about—chronic disease issues, work together to address these interests and concerns by interacting on an ongoing basis. The CoP aims to centre around the following three priority areas:

  • Communication and connection
  • Education
  • Innovative approaches to chronic disease

Last Community of Practice provincial gathering summary report

The second annual engagement event to build a Chronic Disease Community of Practice (CoP), took place on Friday, April 28, 2023, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Ninety-one participants from across the province gathered for the six-hour event, hosted by the Chronic Disease CoP Steering Committee. Participants included family and specialist physicians, patient and family caregivers, interprofessional team members, and Indigenous partners as well as leaders from health authorities, the Ministry of Health, and the Joint Collaborative Committees. The event was a success and included impactful presentations and opportunities for discussion among the attendees. Feedback was largely positive, and the themes and feedback will be used to inform next steps of the Community of Practice.

Read the summary report of the event to learn more about the day's events.

Get Involved

If you're passionate about chronic disease prevention and management and would like to get involved, please email Katie Purych, Senior Project Coordinator.