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Late last month, I was pleased to join Carolyn Gosse, Vice President, Clinical, UHN at Home and Seniors Care, for a Longwoods Breakfast Series discussion on how integrated care creates better healthcare experiences. We were happy to discuss this innovative model of care alongside our partners from VHA Home Healthcare, President and CEO, Dr. Kathryn Nichol, and Vice President of Strategic Solutions and Partnerships, Courtney Bean. Please check out the recording.
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. More than 100,000 Canadians are currently living with Parkinson's disease (45,000 in Ontario alone), which is one of the world's fastest-growing neurological diseases. According to a recent Ontario Brain Institute report, 62% of those living with Parkinson's have a co-occurring brain disorder, such as dementia, stroke, or brain injury. The Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease and the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic at Toronto Western Hospital, both part of the Krembil Brain Institute (KBI), are the largest and most comprehensive centres in Canada, providing care for more than 9,000 patient visits per year. Learn more about KBI's world-leading team of researchers and clinicians, and how patients are helping to redefine Parkinson's research, in this episode of KBI's Your Complex Brain podcast. For more information: www.uhn.ca/Krembil/Clinics/Movement_Disorders.
strong>April 4 is National Caregiver Day, a chance to celebrate and thank the family members, friends, and neighbours who do the difficult work of providing support for those facing life-limiting challenges. One in four Canadians will be a caregiver for someone with a long-term health condition, disability, or challenges associated with aging, at some point in their lives. Unpaid caregivers save the Canadian healthcare system billions of dollars each year, but this service often comes at a cost to their mental health. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre's Caregiver Support and Skills Program recognizes how essential caregivers are to the cancer care team and seeks to ensure they feel supported. With the group's Caregiver Support and Skills Course, delivered online, caregivers are given the tools and information to thrive in their role while maintaining their well-being. The course covers topics ranging from cancer treatment to strategies for organizing daily dynamics and self-care. Learn more about this program online.
April is Earth Month and at UHN we're dedicated to delivering A Healthier World through a sustainable environment. Please join FM-PRO's Energy & Environment team for live and virtual events – from seed swaps to restoring a local parkland and sustainability workshops – all month long! By participating in Earth Month events and weekly quizzes, you'll be entered for the chance to win prizes. For more information, visit the Energy & Environment blog Talkin' Trash, or connect with firstname.lastname@example.org.
April is also BeADonor Month in Ontario. About 1,400 people in Ontario are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and every three days, someone will die waiting for an organ transplant. Over four million Ontarians have formally registered their consent to organ and tissue donation to beadonor.ca, but the need for awareness is dire. The success of organ and tissue donation in Ontario relies on the hard work and dedication of our hospital partners, and I encourage everyone in TeamUHN to have conversations with their colleagues and loved ones about organ donation. At UHN, the Ajmera Transplant Centre – one of the largest programs in North America – will be sharing stories and posts throughout the month about the impact organ donors have. On
April 7, we also celebrate Green Shirt Day and we invite everyone to wear green in support of organ and tissue donation.
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7, marking the 75 th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year's theme – "Health For All" – speaks to how everyone around the world is entitled to health and well-being, and we all share a collective responsibility to make that happen. As one of the best hospitals in the world, UHN is focused on having a global impact and building A Healthier World. Learn more about World Health Day on
the WHO website.
And now… our video of the week. In
this clip, an expert at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre explains how cancer treatment can affect your teeth. Be sure to also check out this
recent UHN News story on dental oncology.
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