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State of Emergency in Northern Ontario: HSF urges health organizations to join together in response to Indigenous health Call to Action

March 16, 2016 Collective support of national health organizations in Canada required to end needless deaths and suffering caused by profoundly poor determinants of health. Toronto, ON – The Heart and Stroke Foundation is committed to supporting Indigenous capacity in health to close the gap in health inequities relating to heart disease and stroke and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 2016324 Views

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Organ donations continue to fall short of meeting demand

More than 4,500 Canadians waiting for an organ transplant March 17, 2016 — Over the last decade, the number of Canadians waiting for a new organ has been higher than the number of transplants performed within a given year. In 2014, there were 2,356 organ transplant surgeries performed; however, more than 4,500 Canadians were on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016316 Views

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New North East LHIN Board Director from Timmins

March 15, 2016 North East LHIN New North East LHIN Board Director from Timmins March 15, 2016 – Gary Scripnick, of Timmins, will join the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors at its meeting on March 30.  His appointment by an Order-In-Council brings the Board to its full complement of nine […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2016325 Views

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“Ontario Is Ready for Health Transformation”: New Study

Toronto ON, March 15 2016: In a landmark report released today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has outlined an opportunity to bring real and meaningful change to Ontario’s health care system. The report, Transformation through Value and Innovation: Revitalizing Health Care in Ontario, coincides with new survey data showing that the province is ready […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2016288 Views

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Ontario Transforming Housing and Homelessness System

Province Announces Update to Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy Ontario is introducing a suite of legislative and policy measures, and investing $178 million over three years, to ensure that the people of Ontario have access to affordable and adequate housing and to help them secure employment, raise a family and build strong communities. Last year, Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2016330 Views

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NWAC Renews Call for An Immediate Strengthening of Health Services, Resources for Communities Struck by Suicide Epidemic

Native Women’s Association of Canada Renews Call for An Immediate Strengthening of Health Services, Resources for Communities Struck by Suicide Epidemic (March 11, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is heartbroken over the recent tragedies in the Pimicikamak Cree Nation of Northern Manitoba. We offer our sincere condolences to the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2016430 Views

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Women in Canada: Women and health

March 08, 2016 About 60% of females aged 12 or older living in households in Canada rate their overall health as very good or excellent. As well, women aged 65 or older are more likely to report very good or excellent health compared with 10 years earlier. The findings are from a new chapter, “The health of girls and women in Canada,” […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2016249 Views

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Lung cancer guidelines recommend screening for Canada’s deadliest cancer

  Lung cancer guidelines recommend screening for Canada’s deadliest cancer New recommendations suggest screening with low-dose CT scan for high-risk populations should take place in controlled environments March 7, 2016 (Toronto) – A new guideline on screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT technology presents a new opportunity for the control of lung cancer – […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 2016623 Views

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City of Hamilton presents survey findings from the 20,000 Homes Point-in-Time Count

March 4 2016 HAMILTON, ON – March 4, 2016 – At a community presentation in Council Chambers, City of Hamilton Housing Services Division staff presented survey findings from Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Point-in-Time Count. On February 21 and 22, 2016, 263 volunteers and professional social service staff canvassed Hamilton’s urban, suburban and rural areas, emergency shelters, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 2016259 Views

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Canadian Community Health Survey: Public use microdata file, 2013/2014 and 2014

March 07, 2016 The 2013/2014 and 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey: Public Use Microdata File is now available upon request. During 2013 and 2014, data were collected from approximately 130,000 people aged 12 or older, residing in households in every province and territory. The file provides data for 97 health regions or combined health regions across Canada. Available data topics include: physical activity, height and weight, smoking, exposure […]

by pmnationtalk on March 7, 2016282 Views

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