The general election in Newfoundland and Labrador is scheduled for May 16, 2019. What changes would you like to see in arthritis models of care?
Arthritis is a chronic disease that has a devastating and debilitating effect on the lives of more than 115,000 Newfoundland and Labrador residents – approximately one in five. Within a generation, more than one in four residents are expected to have the most disabling and life-threatening types – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis is also the leading cause of disability and work disability in Newfoundland and Labrador, with nearly three out of every five people with arthritis of working age.
Considering the prevalence of the disease and its significant cost to individuals and society, arthritis is an issue of great importance to candidates running for office. ACE sent an open letter and a survey to candidates running in the Newfoundland and Labrador election. As part of its core government outreach activities and in the spirit of non-partisanship, ACE asks each candidate to share how government can improve prevention, treatment and care in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The questionnaire asked the following questions:Continue reading