Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) is pleased to welcome you to our web site. Here you will find information about the various initiatives we are working on with our stakeholder partners from across the country.
Over the last few years BJC has worked closely with the provinces and territories to improve the lives of people who have musculoskeletal conditions. Our strategy of working with the clinical healthcare professionals, government policy makers, medical administrators and patients has resulted in the development of toolkits based on best practices for hip and knee replacement and hip fracture. Through a systems approach to care these toolkits have been implemented in the hospitals across the country for which BJC was recognized, by the Canadian Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, for its ability to lead change through the exchange of knowledge between provinces.
With a mandate to “Keep People Moving”, in the last year BJC has moved towards a strategy of prevention and the early diagnosis and management of muscle and joint pain. This has included developing programs for the management of Low Back Pain as well as prevention and management of Osteoarthritis. There are many opportunities to improve care and, over the next few years, by aligning with the excellent work that is being undertaken by our partners across Canada, BJC will continue to work towards changing clinical practice to improve care for those who are limited in their lives by musculoskeletal pain and disability.
We look forward to continuing to hear about all the great work that is happening across the country and to developing partnerships as we work together to improve the lives of Canadians.
Dr. Aileen Davis is a Senior Scientist, Health Care and Outcomes Research, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network and is a Professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Surgery and the Institutes of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Medical Science and the Rehabilitation Science Institute at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Albert Yee, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine