A path to modernize for those with spinal cord injury policy report | Case study

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, a path to modernize, policy report, Opencity Inc,

A broad stakeholder group working through 2020 brought attention to the 33,000 people who use intermittent catheters every day in Ontario.

Individuals with a neurological condition, including a spinal cord injury (SCI), may not be able to empty their bladder on their own, which can lead to chronic urinary retention and serious health problems such as bladder damage or kidney disease. To prevent these problems from happening a catheter is used up to five times a day to drain the bladder, a process called intermittent catheterization. Here we explore a case study about the development and production of the policy report on behalf of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

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Charity Spotlight – Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

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People with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) has pivoted to respond to the needs of the spinal cord injury community through this pandemic. 

The risks associated with COVID-19 are high for everyone. And even higher for people with spinal cord injury. Here we explore the SCIO Safe@Home campaign. SCIO will double the impact of your donation to keep people connected to essential lived experience knowledge and support.

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A local Canadian lens on the burden of wounds

Thompson Rivers University, 5th Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention conference, JWC, wound care, Opencity Inc,

The 5th Skin Integrity & Infection Prevention conference in Kamloops brings together experts in skin, wounds, spinal cord injuries and biofilms. The burden of damage to the body’s largest organ remains a focus for the whole health ecosystem.

Here we explore the two-day conference that examines the unique challenges to Canada of the inter-cultural and rural context in maintaining the integrity of the skin. This Kamloops conference is supported by Thompson Rivers University, Rick Hansen Institute, Journal of Wound Care, University of Huddersfield and 3M.

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Charity Spotlight – Back Up

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Back Up demonstrates amazing impact to enrich the lives of those impacted by spinal cord injury.

Every 8 hours, someone has their life changed forever through spinal cord injury in the UK. Back Up provides out-reach with much needed emotional and practical support.

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