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<div class="ExternalClass62DD83071A7C466290916D906F3D1553"><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/OASIS-Website-Banner.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:1000px;height:199px;" />Do you have osteoarthritis? If so, <strong>OASIS</strong> can help you.</p><p><strong>OsteoArthritis Service Integration System</strong> is a program that helps people with osteoarthritis self-manage their condition by providing free education sessions.<br></p><div><div><p>Learn more about our FREE education sessions and get the information you need to manage your osteoarthritis. </p><h2>Attend a class<br></h2><p>Learn more about our FREE education sessions and get the information you need to manage your osteoarthritis.<br></p><ul><li><p><a href="http://oasis.vch.ca/our-classes/" target="_blank">Our classes – OASIS website</a>  <br></p></li><li><p><a href="http://oasis.vch.ca/our-classes/class-descriptions/" target="_blank">Class descriptions – OASIS website</a><br></p></li></ul><h2>Education<br></h2><ul><li><p><a href="http://oasis.vch.ca/manage-your-oa/" target="_blank">Manage your osteoarthritis – OASIS website</a><br></p></li><li><p><a href="http://oasis.vch.ca/surgery/" target="_blank">Surgery – OASIS website</a><br></p></li></ul></div></div></div>895 West 10th Avenueoasis@vch.ca<div class="ExternalClassF91A6EE0A50E451DBAECF826AC31FE22">Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br></div>(604) 875-4544V5Z 1L7BC<div class="ExternalClass33723ED42087427C8D16EF9DC49C3C75"><p>There is pay parking available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:</p><ul><li><p>Multi-level parkade at the corner of West 12th Avenue and Laurel Street, across from the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.</p></li><li><p>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre parking lot is located off of Laurel Street between West 12th and West 13th Avenue.</p></li></ul><p>There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass from the VGH parkade at Level 4 and a crosswalk at Level 2.<br></p><p><a href="http://www.vch.ca/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1376" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://www.vch.ca/_catalogs/masterpage/custom/images/pdf.jpg" alt=" " style="border-style:initial;margin:5px;box-sizing:border-box;max-width:100%;width:auto;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></p></div>49.2625424,-123.1237903<div class="ExternalClass54CB69053E51414D90209EA34F4C0A14"><p><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">All classes are offered in English.  </span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">OASIS partners with community organizations to offer classes in other languages when possible.</span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass29AD87776F2B4DE08635082D7FF3D884"><div><div><p><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Please check the current education calendar for information (and to register) for both in-person and online sessions.</span><br></p><p><a href="http://oasis.vch.ca/our-classes/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Education calendar</a><br></p><p><br></p></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClassF4E464141007436A8985EF3206459BC6"><p></p><p><span lang="EN-CA">You can attend OASIS education sessions if you have osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, foot, hand or spine. Some of our classes are appropriate for people with other arthritis conditions.</span><br></p></div>Mary Pack Arthritis CentreWhat referring doctors can expectAbout OASIS<div class="ExternalClassD43B39F80E9B46448C95CD9EB561ED8F"><h2>How does OASIS benefit physicians?</h2><p>OASIS provides education to support people with osteoarthritis so physicians can focus on client care.<br></p><p>OASIS also provides education to support people preparing for total joint replacement surgery.<br></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><h2>Who does OASIS partner with?</h2><p>We work with physicians, health care providers and independent organizations to identify and fill gaps in care and develop services to meet the needs of people with osteoarthritis.<br></p><p>For example, we partner with the Mary Pack Arthritis Center to share knowledge and increase access to services. We work with local community centers to develop and refer to appropriate exercise programs.  We also work with community centres and The Arthritis Society to provide community education sessions.<br></p><h2>Sharing knowledge and expertise<br></h2><p>We value teamwork and sharing of knowledge and expertise between diverse disciplines and health agencies. We share program information, including lessons learned, through site visits, teleconferences, presentations and hosting education sessions for physicians and health providers.</p><p>If you are interested in using any of our education materials, or would like to know more about the OASIS program please contact us.  <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass6363249004FC465698776D4D358013F6"><p>OASIS was developed to meet the unique needs of patients, families and health care providers dealing with osteoarthritis by providing information about:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Self-management<br></p></li><li><p>Prevention</p></li><li><p>Alternatives to surgery</p></li><li><p>Preparing for surgery<br></p></li></ul><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Resources and support services<br></p></li></ul><h2>Our mission</h2><p>To enable individuals with all stages of osteoarthritis to achieve optimal health outcomes, by providing multi-disciplinary education.</p><h2>Our vision</h2><p>OASIS will be a recognized leader in the osteoarthritis community, known for transforming access to services, introducing innovative models, fostering continuous improvement, and sharing knowledge.</p><h2>Our values</h2><p>We believe:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>All clients deserve fair and equitable access to services.</p></li><li><p>In client empowerment by giving individuals the tools to advocate for their health care needs, the knowledge required to self manage their osteoarthritis, and the skills to navigate the system for timely access to services.</p></li><li><p>In partnering with others in order to maximize effectiveness, reduce duplication of effort, respond to needs of diverse cultural groups, and build a shared learning environment.</p></li><li><p>In the value of teamwork and sharing of knowledge and expertise between diverse disciplines.</p></li><li><p>That individuals benefit from access to education and services across the full continuum of care from early detection to long-term management of osteoarthritis including medical and / or surgical intervention.</p></li><li><p>That timely and relevant information assists individuals in making informed lifestyle and treatment choices.</p></li><li><p>In services and systems grounded in evidence-based best practices and the importance of ongoing quality improvement through regular performance measurement.<br></p></li></ul></div>

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