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The Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Congenital Heart Disease National Advisory Committee (CHD-NAC) are working toward a national strategy to address equity in access to CHD care. A critical step in achieving this goal includes bringing together key stakeholders from across all areas to collaboratively define and validate a national CHD strategy and move toward a plan of action to enhance and improve equity in access to CHD care in Canada. This will occur at a CHD roundtable, tentatively scheduled for November 2022.

Before this large session takes place, the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the CHD-NAC are conducting a broad consultation survey of stakeholders to identify the frontline barriers, challenges, and enablers in accessing and delivering evidence-based CHD care.

In synthesizing these inputs, they will generate problem statements for further exploration and validation at the Roundtable. These problem statements will drive discussion and be a catalyst for innovative change ideas.

Goal: Conduct a pre-conference survey to seek inputs from people with lived experience and their families or caregivers, as well as health care professionals, on current gaps, challenges, barriers, and inequities in access to CHD care in Canada.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will be open from September 13 to October 7, 2022 . All responses are completely anonymous and confidential.

To access the survey, please visit www.surveymonkey.ca/r/J2NB5KK.