Programs and services delivered by the London Family Health Team are geared to the population groups we serve focusing on chronic disease management, disease prevention and health promotion.
Chronic diseases are long-term diseases that develop slowly over time, often progressing in severity, and can often be controlled, but rarely cured. They include conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes, arthritis, back problems, asthma, and chronic depression. Chronic diseases may significantly impair everyday physical and mental functions and reduce one’s ability to perform activities of daily living. Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly health problems facing Canadians, they are also among the most preventable.
Along with the programs and services listed below, the team also focuses on advance care planning, influenza and pneumovax vaccinations for complex patients, and cancer screening.