Health Related Advocacy Groups

Organizations that are dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals; or which advocate more broadly for legislation and other measures such as bans on smoking that have a positive impact on public health. Specific issues may include extending the reach of childhood immunization programs, expanding services for people with specific disabilities or health conditions, funding medical research, supporting or opposing stem cell research, increasing the accountability of health care organizations and nursing facilities, extending prescription drug benefits, advocating for the preservation of the universal health care system or taking a position on the merits of specific medical procedures or forms of treatment.

 

Services

Asthma Canada offers programs and services for those with Asthma and their caregivers. They perform advocacy, education and research in to this disease.

There is information on the connections between asthma and allergies as well as with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. 

The Arthritis Society offers programs and services that support those with arthritis. These include:

The Cross Cultural Healthcare Program serves as a bridge between individuals and communities, and health and social services to ensure full access to quality care or services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

An 8-10 week program of one day per week that includes workshops, health activities, short excursions, and guest speakers to assist people living with diabetes and people who may be at risk of developing diabetes to develop skills with diabetes management and improve overall health.

Non-profit organization that promotes the rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral. 

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