Information posted February 23, 2013
The following news release is quoted in part from the Mississauga Halton LHIN website. To read the full news release and to learn how to participate in the Breathe Better – Live Better program please click here.
Mississauga Halton community partners have launched a critical education program to support people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The new Mississauga Halton Community Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education Program or Breathe Better – Live Better is providing education and support for people with COPD to manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network(LHIN) in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline, PRIISME®, Trillium Health Partners, Halton Healthcare Services, the Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), the City of Mississauga, the Town of Milton and the Town of Oakville have collaborated to ensure patients with COPD – a long-term lung disease often caused by smoking and including chronic bronchitis and emphysema – have access to necessary supports in their communities while reducing emergency department visits and hospital admissions through better management of this disease.
Individuals with COPD who have not had access to respiratory programs offered in some of the family health care practices within the Mississauga Halton LHIN have had to access these programs through hospitals when needed. Clients with mild to moderate COPD can now learn how to self-manage this condition at convenient community locations that are easily accessible, on a public transit route and offer free parking.
Breathe Better – Live Better
- Physician referral is required to attend the Breathe Better – Live Better program.
- Breathe Better – Live Better locations in the community:
MississaugaHuron Park Recreation Centre830 Paisley Blvd W, Mississauga
Rivergrove Community Centre
5800 River Grove Ave, Mississauga
Milton Sports Centre
605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville