The ACCESS Study has been featured in many news articles, videos, and newspapers! By clicking on the links below, you can learn more about the study. We want to thank all of the networks, people, and teams that have been interested in the study and committed to sharing this vital information with our Alberta community.
A University of Calgary research study is recruiting seniors from across the province to determine whether free preventive medication would help offset the risk of heart attack and stroke for lower income patients. Dr. Braden Manns says while we know preventive treatment makes a difference in cardiovascular disease, what hasn’t been discussed very much is the way drug coverage impacts people’s ability to take the medications… Learn More
Like many seniors her age with chronic conditions, 81-year-old Rochelle Roseman takes several different medications throughout her day to help manage her arthritis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. It’s not always easy to stay on top of all the prescriptions, but Roseman is getting some help through a provincewide research study aimed at improving the health of seniors. Each week she receives a personalized mailing that provides information about her conditions, as well as some encouragement to take some small steps toward better health. Regular phone calls with study coordinators also provide a boost.“It’s really made a big difference to me,” she says. “I really enjoy getting the information packages in the mail and talking to the study co-ordinators.”.. Learn More
Alberta researchers hope 5,000 seniors across the province can help them improve the health of those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease. Researchers are trying to determine if interventions such as providing free preventive medications and personalized educational programs will help seniors… Learn More
Alberta researchers hope 5,000 seniors across the province can help them improve the health of those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease…. Learn More
What many Canadians may not realize is that while we have “universal health care” in principle in this country, financial barriers are still a huge problem when it comes to people’s ability to access care… Learn More
Due to financial and knowledge barriers, many Albertan seniors with, or at risk of, cardiovascular disease do not receive recommended preventive medications…Learn More
Researchers are looking for 5,000 Alberta seniors to participate in a study that would determine if the risk of cardiovascular outcomes in seniors could be reduced through eliminating insurance co-payments for medications… Learn More