Making the Case for Change: Advancing the NWT Chronic Disease Management Strategy
Released in September 2013, this report includes a comprehensive evaluation of the three improvement projects along with a discussion section which presents and examines recommendations which the Steering Committee and IP teams will consider as they look at options and strategies for scale and spread of the improvement pilots as well as the continued development of an integrated chronic disease management strategy.
Recommendations of the Report
The design and implementation of the improvement project (IP) pilots constitute significant steps towards an integrated, territory-wide CDM strategy. Project evaluation has, however, highlighted several factors related to communication, program monitoring and evaluation, and the availability of resources that must be addressed to ensure continued CDM improvement throughout NWT.
The Department has made seven over-arching recommendations intended in part to address these factors and sustain positive change that has been achieved through the CDM project: