The Digestive Health Strategic Clinical Network (DH SCN) is a collaborative team of health care professionals, researchers, administrators, patients, community organizations, and others committed to improving the care of patients with digestive diseases, liver diseases, and cancers of the digestive system across the lifespan.
We are working on the most effective ways to meet the healthcare needs of Albertans with digestive health concerns based on evidence and best practices within Alberta and around the world.
DH SCN launched November 18, 2016. Next steps are developing the Transformational Roadmap (TRM) which is a 3 year strategic plan to outline the digestive health goals, priorities, and key initiatives of the DH SCN.
Vision: “The best digestive health for all Albertans.”
Mission: “Innovate and collaborate to create a person-focused high quality digestive health system through prevention and best practices.”
Ideas and input of all stakeholders, including patients and families, are welcome:
To learn more, or become more involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sander Veldhuyzen Van Zanten
Senior Medical Director
Senior Provincial Director
Dr Gil Kaplan
Dr Susan Jelinski
Assistant Scientific Director
To see who is involved check out our core membership list
The DHSCN Core Committee is currently engaged in a planning process that looks at priority areas for improving Albertans’ digestive health. As part of analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of digestive health in Alberta, members have identified many opportunities to better meet the needs of people with digestive health concerns.
The DHSCN plans to consult with patients and stakeholders in the spring as it continues to develop its Transformational Roadmap (TRM).
The DHSCN Scientific Office aims to lead Alberta Health Services in the promotion, adoption, and diffusion of innovation as well as the creation and use of evidence to drive decision making in digestive health.