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Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance

Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) is a grass-root, patient-driven, independent, national organization with members across Canada and supporters both Canadian and International. CAPA believes the first expert on arthritis is the individual who has the disease, theirs is a unique perspective. We assist members to become advocates not only for themselves but all people with arthritis. 

CAPA facilitates links between Canadians with arthritis and their support systems through collaboration and partnerships with other organizations, representatives from all levels of government, researchers, and other individuals to help achieve CAPA's strategic priorities. The organization communicates the latest news on health policy issues, research, technology and emerging issues relevant to members through its website and Facebook pages. CAPA welcomes all Canadians with arthritis and those who support CAPA's goals to become members.

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Patient Charter Profiled on CMAJ.ca

An article from CMAJ about the Arthritis Patient Charter 


CAPA 2016 Strategic Plan

Click on the link below to see CAPA's accomplishments over 2015, and our plans for 2016.

2016 CAPA Strategic Plan.pdf

Patients at the Policy Table

CAPA's Vice President, Dawn Richards, and Zal Press of Patient Commando have written a proposal to their Ontario Minister of Health, the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, to see how far his commitment to patient experience will go. You can see their post athttp://healthydebate.ca/opinions/time-put-patient-queens-park.

Dawn and Zal addressed their proposal to Minister Hoskins because Ontario is where they live and where they take action, but they also mean for this idea and concept to be relevant to you and encourage you to take similar action no matter where you live. They would also appreciate if you would add your voice to their conversation at Healthy Debate - leave a comment whether or not you agree with them, and even if you don't have time to provide a long comment, please simply comment with "I endorse."



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