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Life tables, Canada, provinces and territories, 2010-2012

May 19, 2016 Life expectancy at birth was 79.4 years among Canadian males and 83.6 years among Canadian females during the 2010-2012 period, up 0.3 years for males and up 0.2 years for females compared with 2009-2011. Canada is among the countries where life expectancy at birth is the highest for both males and females. According to the World Health Organization, only males living in Iceland, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2016248 Views

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Message from the Minister of Health – National Nursing Week – May 9-15, 2016

May 12, 2016 National Nursing Week, celebrated from May 9 to 15, is an opportunity to recognize and honour nurses for their dedication to the health of Canadians and the contributions they make to our health care system. I want to express my appreciation to Canada’s nurses, and the many roles they play, as health […]

by pmnationtalk on May 13, 2016263 Views

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Toronto Hosts Largest Gathering of Medical Librarians and Health Information Professionals for Premier Educational Event

TORONTO, ON–( May 11, 2016) – For the first time in 15 years, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is returning to Canada for their annual meeting, drawing together the largest gathering of medical librarians and health information professionals at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from May 13-18. With an estimated 2,400 industry professionals expected […]

by pmnationtalk on May 13, 2016225 Views

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A Vote of Confidence for NEO Kids: A Victory for Kids!

A Vote of Confidence for NEO Kids: A Victory for Kids! As a pediatrician, I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am that the North East Local Health Integration Network has given its support to a comprehensive children’s health centre in northeastern Ontario. It’s called NEO Kids, and its construction will mean that […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 2016268 Views

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Mind the safety gap in health system transformation: RNAO issues recommendations to ensure patients come first

TORONTO, May 9, 2016 – The top professional nursing organization in Ontario says reforms expected in the coming weeks to radically change the way health services are delivered in the province won’t succeed unless they include a comprehensive health human resources (HHR) strategy. Representatives of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the province’s leading […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 2016395 Views

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Outreach for the NIHB Joint Review: Eye and Vision Care

Outreach for the NIHB Joint Review: Eye and Vision Care May 9 2016 The AFN is currently examining the eye and vision care benefit to increase access to the benefit area. A report is forthcoming, which will include an overview of the of the status of eye and vision health within the First Nations population, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2016362 Views

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Nurses and First Nations leaders come together to improve health

TORONTO, May 7, 2016 – Ontario nurses and First Nations leaders launched a partnership today aimed at eliminating health inequities and improving health care in the province’s First Nations communities. Leadership from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) signed a letter of intent with Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day to work together to address […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 2016304 Views

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Advisory: Press Conference to Respond to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance & Announce Campaign Plans

WALLACEBURG, ONTARIO–(May 9, 2016) – Attn: Assignment Editor The Wallaceburg-WIFN Health Coalition and Ontario Health Coalition will hold a press conference to announce local campaign plans and respond to the actions of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. When: Monday May 9, 12 noon. Where: Kinsmen Community Centre, 1416 Dufferin Ave., Wallaceburg. Who: Wallaceburg-Walpole Island First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 2016270 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates Statement on Child and Youth Mental Health

TORONTO, May 5, 2016 – The eleven members of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) speak out in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 65th Annual Mental Health Week (May 2 to 8, 2016). The members of the CCCYA recognize the strength and courage of those children and youth across […]

by pnationtalk on May 6, 2016286 Views

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CNF to raise $1 million for indigenous nursing education and research

OTTAWA, May 5, 2016 – The Canadian Nurses Foundation is excited to announce its One Million in One Year campaign, being launched at the annual CNF Nightingale Gala in Ottawa on May 5, which aims to raise $1 million to help support indigenous nursing and education. “CNF, in collaboration with stakeholders, is committed to make […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2016337 Views

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