In 2009, the Government of Canada invested $15 million over four years to fund the first-ever National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions.
The purpose of the study is to fill gaps in knowledge about neurological conditions and their impacts on individuals, their families, caregivers and health care systems.
The objectives of the study are to better understand the:
In order to pursue these objectives, the study is using four main approaches:
The study was initially shaped with advice from Expert Advisory Groups comprised of over 50 experts from the Canadian neurological research community. With consideration given to both the potential population disease burden and key knowledge gaps, 14 neurological conditions were selected as part of the overall study and these include: