The Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) is a coalition of organizations that represent millions of Canadians living with neurological diseases, disorders and injuries. The NHCC is a key long-term partner of CBRS in engaging with patients and ensuring representation as we build a collective vision for brain research and societal impact.
The NHCC have recently released a proposal for a National Neurological Strategy for Canada to bring about collaboration within the brain health community – building on existing national strategies and global initiatives – to tackle the prevention, treatment and cure of neurological conditions.
Their proposed strategy to address knowledge gaps and needs includes: strengthening government leadership on neurologic issues; investing in and improving accessibility to early diagnosis; comprehensive treatment and care, building capacity in neurological health care workers; reducing stigma and discrimination; strengthening health information systems; and fostering strategic research approaches into neurological conditions.
CBRS is proud to be a part of the proposed National Neurological Strategy for Canada in providing key guidance on strategic research approaches.