On this page we have collated resources to promote CR utilization by patients.

Please note ICCPR, with the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, have convened a multidisciplinary, global panel of experts to develop a policy statement on promoting CR use in patients (enrolment, adherence and completion). It is based on the Cochrane review on interventions to increase use, which we recently updated (under review). The statement, developed according to AGREE II and IOM trustworthiness standards, forwards 3 evidence-based recommendations for practice.

Please find the drafted statement here: Link

We invite input on the drafted statement from the interested public through to January 15, 2019. Please send any input to the panel chair: sgrace@yorku.ca

We have also developed an accompanying online course, training inpatient cardiac healthcare providers on how to encourage their patients to utilize CR at the bedside. We are currently evaluating it, and if effective, we will share here.

Other resources:

AACVPR Million Hearts Change Package