Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Primary Health Care

At Sprinhill CEC

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Nova Scotia has one of the highest rates of chronic disease and disability in Canada. Chronic disease has a significant impact on both quality of life and economic growth. 

The province is moving toward a proactive, patient driven approach to chronic disease management through investments in self-management and self-management support programs and initiatives, collaborative primary health teams, uptake and support of electronic medical records as well as guidelines based care.

Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable. Primary health care works with system partners to support adopting healthy behaviours, such as eating nutritious foods, being physically active, and avoiding tobacco use, which can prevent or control the devastating effects of these diseases.