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Vulnerable people among health unit’s priorities – The Chronicle Journal

March 20, 2017 Four distinct groups are at the heart of the Northwestern Health Unit’s four-year strategic plan. Indigenous people, children and youth, seniors and vulnerable populations (such as those living on low income, racial minorities and the LGBT community) were identified as priority populations as part of the health unit’s recent strategic planning process. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017240 Views

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New book takes a detailed look at ‘Indian Hospitals’ – APTN

March 17, 2017 Canada had segregated healthcare for Indigenous people for decades. They were known as “Indian Hospitals” and were notorious for their abuse, neglect and, in some cases, experiments. A new investigative book tackles the subject in great detail and the revelations aren’t any more flattering. Tfennario@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/03/17/new-book-takes-a-detailed-look-at-indian-hospitals/

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017295 Views

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NAN Mental Health Roundtable

On March 21 & 22, 2017 Nishnawbe Aski Nation will be hosting a Mental Health Roundtable at the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites in Thunder Bay. To download registration form: click here To download poster: click here NT5

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017177 Views

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1 in 4 people in First Nations reserves may lack clean water, says Council of Canadians

March 20, 2017 The Council of Canadians says new analysis of Health Canada and B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority data shows that up to one in four people may not have clean water on First Nation reserves. “It is truly appalling that families in First Nations have gone without clean drinking water for so long […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017154 Views

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Announcing SOAHAC’s Midwifery Program!

March 16, 2017 MPP Deb Matthews was at the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) today to announce that two new Aboriginal Midwives will be hired to provide culturally appropriate primary health care to pregnant Indigenous community members, babies and their families. Midwifery services at SOAHAC will be rolling out later this year from SOAHAC […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017226 Views

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North East LHIN Expands Indigenous Palliative Care Support Through Cultural Volunteer Training Program

March 17, 2017 – In the first event of its kind in the Parry Sound District, the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) is funding Hospice West Parry Sound to educate volunteers on culturally safe and relevant palliative and bereavement care. “The Spirit Journey: Indigenous Teachings on Death and Dying” workshops, co-hosted by […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017161 Views

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2016 Joule Innovation grant recipient update – CMA members driving changes in health care

March 16, 2017 In 2016, Joule™ awarded its inaugural innovation grants to five CMA members. Six months after having received their grants, these physicians continue to prove that their ventures have immense possibility to drive changes in health care. Dr. Doug Kavanagh, Medical Director and Co-founder of CognizantMD, received a $50K innovation grant for transforming […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017178 Views

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Study: Associations between breastfeeding and select health outcomes for off-reserve First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children in Canada

March 20, 2017 Past research has shown that breastfeeding is related to positive health outcomes among infants and children, but less is known about the possible benefits of breastfeeding among specific groups of Aboriginal children. Today, a new study fills this gap by examining the relationship between breastfeeding and the prevalence of asthma/chronic bronchitis and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017161 Views

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CFHI and Nunavut Celebrate Graduation of Trainers in Indigenous Cultural Competence

Ottawa, Canada – March 17, 2017 – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Government of Nunavut today announced that the territory’s first cohort of trainers in Indigenous Cultural Competence has now been certified, paving the way for more culturally safe health and social services. The milestone will be celebrated at a graduation ceremony […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2017305 Views

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North East LHIN’s Continued Journey of Reconciliation

March 16, 2017 – Six months after launching Northern Ontario’s first-ever Health Care Reconciliation Action Plan, the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) continues its work to expand culturally appropriate health care services to build a stronger system of care for Aboriginal Northerners. In the past year alone, the NE LHIN has supported […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2017299 Views

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