Public Health Agency of Canada launches public consultation on Lyme disease

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:
http://surveys-sondages.hc-sc.gc.ca/s/lyme_disease-maladie_de_lyme/?l=en

Comments will be accepted until June 30, 2015.

This entry was posted in Health Newsletter, Newsletter. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s