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Landmark Study Reveals Impacts of Neurological Conditions on Canadians

Canadians with neurological conditions, caregivers and representatives from Neurological Health Charities Canada celebrate the completion of the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions, the first Canadian study of its kind.  The study’s report, Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada, highlights the impacts neurological conditions have on affected individuals, their families and the health care system.

“NHCC applauds the Government of Canada for its investment and commitment to the collaborative partnership of the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions.  In addition, we express our appreciation to the 177,000 Canadians affected by neurological conditions and the 130 researchers and clinicians who contributed to the study.  This study marks a significant step forward in understanding neurological conditions in Canada and identifies areas where more work is required to improve the lives of all Canadians living with these conditions, their families and caregivers.” Joyce Gordon, Chair, NHCC


Nathalie Gendron (Canadian Institutes of Health Research), Lori Timmins (Canadian Epilepsy Alliance), Jennifer Lightfoot (caregiver), Dr. Garth Bray (Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation, Chair Synthesis Panel and Scientific Advisory Committee, NPHSNC), Faye Forbes (living with dementia), Sprague Plato (living with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson Societies of Ontario), Mimi Lowi-Young (Alzheimer Society of Canada), the Honourable Rona Ambrose (Canada’s Minister of Health), John Heney (living with dystonia, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada), Joyce Gordon (Neurological Health Charities Canada, Parkinson Society Canada), Deanna Huggett (Neurological Health Charities Canada), Mary Lewis (Heart and Stroke Foundation), Jeannine Ritchot (Public Health Agency of Canada), Krista Outhwaite (Public Health Agency of Canada), Kim Elmslie (Public Health Agency of Canada), Harry Zarins (Brain Injury Canada), Dr. Richard Riopelle (Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation), Matthew Dineen (caregiver)


To read the full press release please click here.

To read the study report please click here.

For more background on the study please click here.

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