Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response on chronic disease management and quality of life (QOL) in Indigenous and Black communities in Ontario

Funded by:
CIHR
Duration:
2022-2024

In partnership with Dr. Anna Koné Péfoyo

The increasing burden of multimorbidity (the co-occurrence of multiple chronic conditions, MMB) has been evidenced in the recent years, revealing the challenges of the current health system to adequately manage persons with ongoing care needs for chronic diseases. Additionally, chronic conditions (CC) and MMB disproportionally Indigenous and black communities despite scarce research among these populations. Appropriate care management and supports for people with CC is key to improve their overall health status and quality of life. This study responds to the need to mitigate the wider impacts of COVID-19, by evaluating how the health system (policy and practice) is responding to the needs and realities of Indigenous and Black people living with chronic conditions, during the pandemic and beyond, with the aim to contribute to social justice and health equity.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic response on chronic disease management and quality of life (QOL) in Indigenous and Black communities in Ontario

Funded by:
CIHR
Duration:
2022-2024

In partnership with Dr. Anna Koné Péfoyo

The increasing burden of multimorbidity (the co-occurrence of multiple chronic conditions, MMB) has been evidenced in the recent years, revealing the challenges of the current health system to adequately manage persons with ongoing care needs for chronic diseases. Additionally, chronic conditions (CC) and MMB disproportionally Indigenous and black communities despite scarce research among these populations. Appropriate care management and supports for people with CC is key to improve their overall health status and quality of life. This study responds to the need to mitigate the wider impacts of COVID-19, by evaluating how the health system (policy and practice) is responding to the needs and realities of Indigenous and Black people living with chronic conditions, during the pandemic and beyond, with the aim to contribute to social justice and health equity.

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