Getting Better Healthcare

Healthcare is a shared responsibility. Governments, healthcare organizations, and individual healthcare consumers share the job of making sure that the care that each of us receives is the best it can possibly be.

JointHealth™ works to help people with arthritis take control of their disease and take action in healthcare decision-making. This means that each individual person with arthritis has a critically important role to play in their own treatment—from recognizing the symptoms of arthritis to building a treatment plan and working with your team of healthcare professionals.

The bottom line is this: there are things you can do to get better healthcare. In this section, we explore the arthritis journey, from first symptoms onward, and point out ways that people who are living with arthritis can get the most out of their care.

Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix has published the Sustainable Solutions Report: A Focus on Managing Complex Chronic Diseases. This report is the first in a series that will be issued by Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix exploring different ways pharmacists can contribute to reforming the Canadian health care system to better serve the needs of patients living with chronic diseases, arthritis being the largest among them.

Arthritis patients today are eager to work more closely with pharmacists as a key member of their arthritis healthcare team. In support of the Sustainable Solutions Report, Arthritis Consumer Experts and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada are working closely with Shoppers Drug Mart on developing free arthritis prevention, screening and treatment information to meet the needs of the 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

Click here for the Sustainable Solutions Report.