Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – October 24, 2023 – Saskatchewan Blue Cross, a leading provider of health and wellness solutions in the province is pleased to announce a collaboration with Lung Saskatchewan in support of the Long COVID project.
The Long COVID project is an initiative that aims to address the long-term health challenges faced by individuals recovering from COVID-19. Long COVID can cause a wide range of persistent health complications. This project by Lung Saskatchewan offers crucial support to those suffering from long-term COVID-19 symptoms and looks to improve lung health in Saskatchewan.
“Supporting Lung Saskatchewan’s Long Term COVID Project aligns perfectly with our commitment to the health and well-being of Saskatchewan residents,” said Kelly Wilson, CEO of Saskatchewan Blue Cross. “This initiative will bridge crucial gaps in resources and support for those grappling with long-term COVID effects. Saskatchewan Blue Cross is honored to partner with Lung Saskatchewan in this endeavor, contributing to a healthier and more resilient community.”
Lung Saskatchewan is a renowned organization dedicated to promoting lung health and advocating for respiratory wellness. Over the years, the organization has achieved significant milestones in raising awareness about respiratory issues, facilitating research and providing support to individuals affected by lung diseases.
Lung Saskatchewan provides a wealth of information on Long COVID through its website at LungSask.ca/long-COVID.
“Since the pandemic, people have become much more aware of their lung health, whether through disease or air quality. As such, the demand for timely, evidence-based information about a person’s respiratory health has grown substantially,” said Erin Kuan, President and CEO of Lung Saskatchewan.
Lung Saskatchewan has also partnered with the Long COVID Patient Advisory Council, the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and the Long COVID task force at Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), to create an app and survey project to support people with Long COVID. This information can be found on the website at sasklongcovid.com.
For more information, please visit sk.bluecross.ca
Cheryl de Villiers
Director, Marketing and External Affairs