Residents of Chatham-Kent can access the Breathe Well COPD Program by calling 310-CCAC (2222).
Residents of Sarnia/Lambton can access the Community COPD Teams by calling 310-CCAC (2222).
Grand Bend Community Health Centre became the early adopter for the Electronic Assessment Tool in COPD. The pilot phase will be approximately 3 months and will be evaluated and shared with wider e-tool group as the implementation is continued within other HSPs. This tool is important to effectively measuring COPD system performance, ongoing quality and ensuring that care transition points are effectively managed. There is opportunity for additional modules of the e-tool to be shared across other chronic disease care systems.
The Windsor- Essex COPD Working Group began meeting in May, 2013, and has reviewed the compiled COPD best practice table, COPD service inventory for Windsor-Essex, and a completed SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis that is specific to this sub-region. There is a task force being created to advance a care path for COPD care in Windsor-Essex, which will eventually lead the group to performance measurement.