A Silent Wave: The Shadow Pandemic of Chronic Illness Report

HealthPartners has just released the results of a national survey showing that for millions of Canadians impacted by chronic disease and their caregivers the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic could be disastrous unless we support Canada’s health charities today!

COVID has meant interrupted or delayed treatments, cancelled surgeries, missed diagnoses and increased numbers of amputations, heart attacks, strokes and more for Canadians impacted by Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, Diabetes, Colitis, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, heart disease and other serious diseases. The pandemic has also further isolated and stressed devoted caregivers desperately trying to support their loved ones.

With Canada’s primary health care network laser-focused on COVID-19, Canada’s leading Health Charities are providing  essential support services to countless Canadians.

And yet Health Charities are having to do more with less, for the pandemic has decreased their funding even as it has increased the demand for their services.

Read our report to find out how to become a Health Champion and what you can do to help turn the tide of this silent wave.