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Goals
 
Improve the understanding of the causes and trajectory of frailty in the context of the demography and the epidemiology of the older population over the next 20 years
 
Promote wellness and improve quality of health care and life for older Canadians through prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, environmental adaptation and cost-effective organization of the delivery of care
 
Propose a research program on frailty
   

- Summarize present state of research on frailty and disability in older persons in order to lay down a conceptual framework and identify priorities for further development of research
- Propose a major research program on frailty integrating the four Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) themes of research: biology, clinical, population, health services
 

Propose policy recommendations to decision makers and managers
    - Health and social framework, and policy that includes but extends beyond the health care system e.g. education, social activity, housing, nutrition, pension reform
- Health promotion and prevention
- Public awareness and education
- Innovative and community-based models of organization and delivery of care that are cost-effective
 
Propose to primary care providers and specialists (physicians, nurses and other health care professionals) evidence based guidelines on interventions, which may prevent, delay or slow progression of frailty
 
Develop a greater awareness in the population of the role of lifestyle, positive health behavior and prevention at all ages in promoting healthy aging and in preventing/delaying frailty
   
Click here to view The Canadian Initiative on Frailty and Aging background document.
 

 

 

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