To improve the quality of life for all persons with chronic brain conditions, and their caregivers, by: elevating brain health to the top of government agendas; increasing awareness and influencing government decision makers regarding brain health; and, ensuring that research, prevention, treatments and supports for those living with chronic brain conditions are universally accessible and fully funded.
The brain is valued as a critical determinant of the human experience. Matters of the brain are considered a social, health and economic priority for all levels of government, resulting in a society where individuals living with chronic brain conditions are supported to live to their full potential, make choices within an informed and tolerant society.
The NHCC Vision will be realized when:
- There is a National Brain Strategy with an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, holistic approach to understanding and addressing brain conditions, supported by the findings of a national epidemiological study of neurological disease, disorders, conditions and injuries in Canada.
- There are increased research dollars dedicated to answering critical questions about the brain and related conditions; investments to enhance education and awareness about brain disorders amongst the general public and decision makers; and, the various organizations, ministries, departments and levels of government come together to develop integrated strategies designed to help those with brain conditions live well.
- There is a significantly better quality of life for those battling brain conditions, where they can live to their full individual potential within a more tolerant, understanding and welcoming society – one with universal access to more appropriate care and supports.