The Public Health Agency of Canada launched a consultation process to support the development of a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease.
This consultation will solicit perspectives on Lyme disease from the medical community, governments, patients’ groups, as well as individual Canadians.
Specific feedback will be solicited on three key themes of the Federal Framework, as outlined in the Act:
· National medical surveillance: to track incidence rates and the associated economic costs of Lyme disease in Canada.
· Guidelines and best practices: the prevention, identification, treatment and management of Lyme disease and sharing of best practices throughout Canada.
· Education and awareness: to develop standardized educational materials for use by Canadian public health providers to increase national awareness about the disease.
Stakeholders and the public are invited to participate in the online consultation at the following address:
Comments will be accepted until June 30, 2015.