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New Canadian Nurses Association partnership to develop and test e-tools for health promotion, opioid relapse prevention, PTSD

Ottawa, November 8, 2017— Mike Villeneuve, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), issued the following statement about a new partnership agreement with TryCycle Inc.

“Innovative technologies play a key role in tackling the health challenges Canadians face today,” said Villeneuve. “We hear this message resoundingly from our members and colleagues across Canada.

“E-tools have the potential to help individuals achieve the best possible health outcomes, whether they are used to promote healthy behaviours, manage chronic disease, prevent addiction relapse or cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CNA aims to be at the forefront of shaping and supporting e-tools to improve the health of Canadians by empowering nurses, other health-care professionals and patients.

“Health-system funders and decision-makers constantly face challenges when deciding which technologies will better serve patients and health-care providers. In partnering with TryCycle, CNA will bring nurses — health professionals with critical insights into what works best for delivering care — to the table to inform discussions and help guide and test e-tools to improve access, effectiveness, timeliness and appropriateness of care. This affiliation creates a mechanism to develop and validate innovative tools and resources that are badly needed now.

“We are excited to be part of a movement to improve access, improve care and, ultimately, improve the health of Canadians. We see this partnership as an opportunity to help tackle the opioid crisis, help patients and caregivers manage PTSD, and help Canadians achieve their best health. It is great news across the board.”

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The Canadian Nurses Association is the national professional voice representing over 139,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Canada. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Ménard
Communications Advisor
Canadian Nurses Association
Cell: 613-266-8230
E-mail: kmenard@cna-aiic.ca