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Invitation To The Roundtable On Urban Aboriginal Health

Health Nexus is pleased to host the next roundtable on urban Aboriginal health on Friday, January 29 from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

The Roundtable is a collaborative group of people and organizations who want to promote and protect the health and well-being of Aboriginal peoples in the city of Toronto.

by NationTalk on January 21, 2010621 Views

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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority – Update On Physician Services

Update on Physician Services

January 20, 2010

Since the Anishinabe Health Plan was finalized in 2006, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been working to carry out the plan and develop a Primary Health Care system. SLFNHA wishes to share some of the recent developments in physician services for First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout area.

by NationTalk on January 20, 20102838 Views

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The Healthy Aboriginal Network – Updated Website

Non-profit promotion of health, literacy & wellness

Just a short note to let you know that we have finally updated our website with the books we have in stock and our mailing address.

by NationTalk on January 20, 2010691 Views

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Province Launches New Project To Help More Manitobans Quit Smoking

January 19, 2010

Manitoba Continues Anti-smoking Efforts, Creates New Resources for Youth: Ministers

Manitoba is launching a new stop-smoking project to help people at greater risk kick the habit, as part of the province’s tobacco-control strategy and other efforts that encourage youth to avoid tobacco, Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors Minister Jim Rondeau and Education Minister Nancy Allan announced today.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010940 Views

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First Nations Health Council Regional Health Survey Training Sessions

As of early January, BC First Nations have reached are at 51% of targeted data collected through the Regional Health Survey. If your community would still like to be involved please complete the template BCR and community participation forms. Once those are signed and faxed to us at 604 – 913 – 2081, your community can hire a data collector(s) and then we will train them. All costs are covered by the First Nations Health Council.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010664 Views

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Canadian Journal of Aboriginal Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research (CJACBR) Call For Papers

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is calling for papers to be considered for the third issue of the Canadian Journal of Aboriginal Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research (CJACBR). The CJACBR is a peer-reviewed journal, published by CAAN, which welcomes contributions from any author. Innovative HIV/AIDS research articles which demonstrate the use of Aboriginal Community-Based Research (ACBR) methods or philosophy are strongly encouraged. Submissions should be prepared in plain language.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010819 Views

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Epidemiology Of Diabetes Mellitus Among First Nations And Non-First Nations Adults

Roland Dyck 1, Nathaniel Osgood 2, Ting Hsiang Lin 3, Amy Gao 4, Mary Rose Stang 5

1. The Departments of Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
2. The Departments of Computer Science and Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
3. The Department of Statistics, National Taipei University, Taiwan
4. The Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
5. The Ministry of Health, Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, Sask.

by NationTalk on January 19, 2010763 Views

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Labrador-Grenfell Health Partners With PHAC In A Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Study

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2010

(Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL): In collaboration with the Evidence and Risk Assessment Division and the National Microbiology Lab of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Labrador-Grenfell Health is facilitating a study to determine the prevalence of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection and Cervical Dysplasia in women of the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. Other partners in this study are the provincial Public Health Laboratory Division, the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and local aboriginal organizations, including the Nunatsiavut Government, Innu First Nations and Labrador Métis Nation.

by NationTalk on January 18, 2010941 Views

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Media Advisory/Photo Op – BODY WORLDS launches The I Quit Campaign during National Non-Smoking Week

Toronto, Jan. 14 – The Ontario Science Centre is marking National Non-Smoking week with I Quit – the smoking cessation program developed by the creators of BODY WORLDS. This launch is part of a joint event between the Ministry of Health Promotion, the Ontario Cancer Society, the Ontario Lung Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres.

by NationTalk on January 18, 20101069 Views

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Agreement Signed For Cancer Centre For The North

For Immediate Release
Jan. 15, 2010

Ministry of Health Services
BC Cancer Agency
Northern Health

PRINCE GEORGE – Today the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North project took a major step forward with the signing of the final partnership agreement with Plenary Health.

by NationTalk on January 15, 2010958 Views

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For Public Comment – “Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples In Canada”

Foreword

The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (the Panel) is pleased to announce the early release of the revised draft version of Chapter 9 (“Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada”) of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS) for further public comment. The early release of this chapter is provided in response to requests made by a number of individuals and groups in the Aboriginal community and the research community at large.

by NationTalk on January 14, 20101089 Views

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Qauma Mobile Treatment Project Coming To Iqaluit January 11 To January 29, 2010

January 13, 2010

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s Qauma Mobile Treatment Project is funded by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. The Project was launched by NTI in 2003 to help former residential school students deal with the long lasting effects of their experiences.

by NationTalk on January 14, 2010791 Views

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What Are The Issues Facing Medicine? CMA Seeking Member Help To Set Annual Meeting Agenda

The CMA wants to hear from its 72,000-plus members about the issues they think should be debated during the association’s 143rd annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ont., this August.

Meeting organizers have posted a member survey that offers a list of 12 potential topics for debate during the three-day meeting. Physicians have until noon on Jan. 18 to provide their first three choices.

by NationTalk on January 13, 2010896 Views

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First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition – Twenty Years Later – A Second Look

JANUARY 11, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This is the first in a series of monthly reports by First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition on child poverty in British Columbia. The series is a continuing call to the BC government to start getting serious about fighting child and family poverty.

by NationTalk on January 12, 20101045 Views

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Community Groups Invited To Apply For 2010 OACP Substance Abuse Grants

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2010

(Toronto, ON) – The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police is pleased to announce that applications by community groups in Ontario are being accepted for the 2010 OACP Substance Abuse Grants Program.

by NationTalk on January 12, 20101092 Views

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Canadian Paediatric Society releases report card on Canadian Public Policy and child and youth health

Canadian Paediatric Society releases report card on Canadian Public Policy and child and youth health including a report card on the implementation of Jordan’s Principle by provincial and territorial governments

>> Download Are We Doing Enough? A status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010927 Views

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First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS) Breaking News

January 10, 2010

In a letter on January 8, 2010, Chair Shirish Chotalia (who was newly appointed by the Conservative Government on November 2, 2009) vacated all tribunal hearing dates for January and February 2010 and has apparently decided to hear Canada’s motion to dismiss the tribunal.

by NationTalk on January 11, 2010806 Views

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Challenging Students To Make Their Schools Healthier

McGuinty Government Promotes Healthy, Active Living For Students

Ontario students are being challenged to take part in the Healthy Schools Recognition Program and make their schools healthier.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2010680 Views

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Youth Addictions Day Treatment Program Officially Underway

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January 6, 2010
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The Provincial Youth Addictions Day Treatment Program is now operating, says Premier Robert Ghiz and Minister of Health Doug Currie.

by NationTalk on January 7, 2010852 Views

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The FSIN Is Calling For A Health Advocacy Office To Investigate Health Care Complaints

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Vice Chief E. Dutch Lerat is saddened by the recent report of the death of a 5-month old baby boy and extends condolences on behalf of the Federation to the child’s mother and family. Vice Chief Lerat says for the most part Saskatchewan’s Health care system provides adequate service but there are some instances where First Nations people fall between the cracks and denied the proper care they need.

by NationTalk on January 5, 20101003 Views

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Brantford Optometry Office Gets Grant To Improve Accessibility For Patients With Disabilities

December 14, 2009

A Brantford Optometry Office has received $50,000 from the federal government to improve accessibility for patients with disabilities.

by NationTalk on January 4, 2010702 Views

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CFP: “Human Health And Well-Being In The Polar Regions,” IPY Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Norway, 8-12 June 2010

Organizers of Session 4.1, “Human health and well-being in the polar regions,” announce a call for abstracts. Contributions are being sought from researchers in the fields of polar medicine, psychology, sociology, human geography, and the related fields of tourism, community health, epidemiology, human adaptation to extreme and unusual environments, and management of health-related activities in the polar regions.

by NationTalk on January 4, 2010692 Views

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Wabano to Embark on 6.2 Million Expansion – Douglas Cardinal to Design

Years of dreaming, planning and lobbying for an expanded facility to serve the needs of Ottawa’s large and growing Aboriginal populations became a reality with an announcement on Thursday, December 17th, 2009 by federal and provincial officials.

by NationTalk on January 4, 2010894 Views

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Northern Health Research Conference Call For Abstracts

June 4-5, 2010

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Laurentian University Campus
Sudbury, Ontario

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) welcomes you to the Fifth Annual Northern Health Research Conference (NHRC) to be held in Sudbury, Ontario. This
conference demonstrates NOSM’s commitment to health care and education to the people of Northern Ontario and beyond. The NHRC continues to explore research activities within Northern Ontario arising from community-based activities. It will highlight projects underway from students, residents and community-based researchers. The conference provides opportunities for collaboration and community networking.

by NationTalk on December 23, 2009884 Views

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NTI Releases Qauma Project Schedule

(December 18, 2009, Iqaluit, NU) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. today released three more dates for healing activities led by the Qauma Mobile Treatment Project.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009721 Views

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$50M lottery winner promotes “Healthy Living”

A Manitoba couple who won a CA$50 million (US$46.7 million) lottery jackpot in the Nov. 6 Canada Lotto Max drawing are sharing the wealth with their Sagkeeng First Nation community.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009914 Views

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Sports play vital role in women’s health and well-being, report finds

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Updated research in Her Life Depends On It II shows fitness more important than ever for long-term health

New York, NY (Dec. 15, 2009)—The Women’s Sports Foundation has released a new and more comprehensive edition of its essential “Her Life Depends On It” report, first released in 2004. The updated version, “Her Life Depends On It II,” draws critical conclusions that further emphasize the vital roles that sports and fitness play in the physical and social health of girls and women.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009702 Views

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Mortality of Métis and Registered Indian adults in Canada: An 11-year follow-up study

by Michael Tjepkema, Russell Wilkins, Sacha Senécal, Éric Guimond and Christopher Penney
December, 2009

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Background
Little information has been published about the mortality of the Métis people of Canada. This study describes mortality patterns among Métis and Registered Indian adults, compared with the non-Aboriginal population.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2009610 Views

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Petition on Air Ambulance Inaccurately Presented by Opposition in House of Assembly

Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
Health and Community Services
December 17, 2009

The Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs, today corrected information regarding a petition that was inaccurately presented by the Leader of the Opposition Yvonne Jones in the House of Assembly on December 15 regarding air ambulance services. The issue was raised on a point of order by Minister Hickey in the House of Assembly today.

by NationTalk on December 18, 2009799 Views

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Canada And Ontario Partner To Deliver Wabano Cultural And Community Centre In Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Dec. 17, 2009) – Canada and Ontario today announced an investment in partnership with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health that will create a new cultural and community space for Aboriginals in the Ottawa area. This $4.7 million announcement was made today by the Honourable John Baird, Canada’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister and the Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, and the Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Ontario’s Minister of Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs and the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier.

by NationTalk on December 17, 2009840 Views

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Influenza A(H1N1) Vaccination For Temporary Workers In The Cree Territory

Construction workers and other temporary workers on the Cree Territory can get vaccinated in the community where you work starting December 7. If you want to get vaccinated, call the clinic in the community near your workplace and make an appointment.

by NationTalk on December 17, 2009543 Views

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$8.47-Million Shelter And Housing For Homeless In Duncan

For Immediate Release

December 15, 2009

Ministry of Housing and Social Development

DUNCAN – Provincial and local partners gathered to celebrate the official opening of Warmland House, an $8.47-million development providing 15 emergency shelter beds and 24 transitional housing units for adults at risk of homelessness with mental health issues, announced Ron Cantelon, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum.

by NationTalk on December 16, 20091169 Views

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Many health issues raised as CMA president visits First Nation community

December 14, 2009

Dr. Anne Doig will travel to many places during her one-year term as CMA president, but few trips are likely to prove as memorable as her Oct. 8 visit to the Shoal Lake 39 First Nation in northwestern Ontario.

by NationTalk on December 15, 20091055 Views

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Government of Canada Helps People With Mental Health Disabilities in Calgary Gain Employment Skills and Avoid Homelessness

CALGARY, ALBERTA -(Dec. 14, 2009) – People with disabilities will get help preparing for jobs as a result of the Government of Canada’s support to Potential Place Society. Mr. Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on December 15, 2009873 Views

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Dilico and Red Rock First Nation Mark Heath Park Site Opening

For Immediate Release

THUNDER BAY, ON – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care (Dilico) and Red Rock First Nation are pleased to announce the opening of Dilico’s Heath Park Site which will be the new home of Dilico’s Children’s Mental Health Services. Today’s announcement marks another successful partnership—between two First Nation organizations— aimed at improving the health and well-being of Anishinabek children and families residing in the District of Thunder Bay.

by NationTalk on December 14, 20091694 Views

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New Family Health Teams On The Way

December 11, 2009 9:45 AM

McGuinty Government Improving Access To Health Care

Ontario is creating 19 new Family Health Teams across the province to provide better access to family health care.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009840 Views

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Health Directors Form Association

For Immediate Release November 19th, 2009

Coast Salish Territory/West Vancouver

BC First Nations Health Directors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the development of a First Nations Health Directors Association. 91 health directors cast their ballots November 5th at the Gathering Wisdom Forum, 79 in favour of the Association and 12 opposed.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009855 Views

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NEW – Residential Schools, Prisons,and HIV/AIDS among Aboriginal People in Canada: Exploring the Connections

Aboriginal Healing Foundation

NEW – Residential Schools, Prisons,and HIV/AIDS among Aboriginal People in Canada: Exploring the Connections

Download the PDF file here.

by NationTalk on December 11, 20091034 Views

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Guidance for Remote and Isolated (RI) Communities in the context of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak

December 9, 2009

This guidance document is being provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada in consultation with the Remote and Isolated Communities Task Group (see Appendix B) of the Special Advisory Committee for H1N1 in response to the
pandemic (H1N1) 2009.

The guidance provided herein is based on current available information about this emerging disease and is subject to review and change as new information becomes available.

The Public Health Agency of Canada posts regular updates and related documents at www.phac-aspc.gc.ca.

by NationTalk on December 11, 2009696 Views

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Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council Answers Questions About H1N1 and the Seasonal Flu

Arlington, MA – December 10, 2009 – Municipalities in Massachusetts should assume that the H1N1 Influenza is now present in their communities, schools, and work places, and should take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of this virus as well as the seasonal flu. According to the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), doctors throughout the State are reporting 3.5% of their office visits in the last week have been for influenza-like illness (ILI), this in comparison to only about 1% of those visits at this time last year. Most patients are not having a laboratory test performed, so the statewide numbers of actual H1N1 cases could be higher than the 1,768 confirmed cases that have been reported in the state of Massachusetts. While case rates are currently falling, history shows that flu pandemics run in cyclical patterns, and that officials do not believe the outbreak is over.

by NationTalk on December 10, 2009875 Views

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The FSIN And Saskatchewan’s Food Banks Continue Partnership

Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00

(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations staff will use their annual Christmas party as a fundraiser for the all of the Food Banks in Saskatchewan. This year’s FSIN staff Christmas party will be held at the Dakota Dunes Casino Wednesday December 16, 2009. Some of the proceeds from table sales will be donated to Saskatchewan’s Food Banks.

by NationTalk on December 9, 2009684 Views

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More Than 75 Per Cent Of First Nation People Over The Age Of 40 Live With A Disability

Wednesday, 02 December 2009

(Saskatoon, SK) FSIN Vice Chief, Edward (Dutch) Lerat wants to recognize the special needs facing First Nation individuals who live with a disabilities today, the International Day For The Disabled. It is estimated that 75 percent of First Nations over the age of 40 live with a disability. The majority of Saskatchewan First Nations living with disabilities end up having to move from their reserve to the city in order to function and access the appropriate programs and services not offered on reserve, due to lack of funding.

by NationTalk on December 9, 20091182 Views

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Call for Abstracts for our Consensus Conference on Small Water Systems Management for the Promotion of Indigenous Health

21-22 March 2010

November 2009 – Call for Abstracts for our Consensus Conference on Small Water Systems Management for the Promotion of Indigenous Health

The Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR), in collaboration with Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC (NEARBC), and Water and Aquatic Sciences Research Programme – all based at the University of Victoria – is hosting a two-day Consensus Conference on Small Water Systems Management for the Promotion of Indigenous Health on March 21-22, 2010, to coincide with the United Nations World Water Day. Full Details

by NationTalk on December 9, 2009643 Views

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Larga Kitikmeot Opens In Yellowknife

December 2009

Larga Kitikmeot, a new 56 bed medical boarding home in Yellowknife, and a joint venture between Nunasi Corporation and Kitikmeot Corporation (KC), opened on December 2nd, 2009.

by NationTalk on December 8, 20091558 Views

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Are We Doing Enough? A status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health

Last updated: December 2009

To encourage policy-makers to examine their own progress on child and youth issues and to foster discussion among Canadians, the Canadian Paediatric Society produces a biennial status report on public policy affecting children and youth.

by NationTalk on December 8, 20091130 Views

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Better health depends on ending child and youth poverty: paediatricians

OTTAWA, Dec. 8 – The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling upon governments at all levels to commit themselves to ending child and youth poverty in Canada. As part of its new report, Are We Doing Enough?, the CPS calls for a national child poverty strategy, with provincial/territorial targets and timetables to address disparities in income and opportunities.

by NationTalk on December 8, 2009808 Views

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Request for Proposals: Evaluation of the IPAC‐AFMC First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Core Competencies Implementation Project

Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

Expressions of Interest due by December 20, 2009

The Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are inviting proposals from consultants who are interested in undertaking the evaluation component of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Core Competencies Implementation project. The evaluation component must be completed by March 31, 2010.

by NationTalk on December 7, 2009701 Views

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New Canadian Diabetes Cost Model Paints a Sobering View of Diabetes in Canada

OTTAWA (December 7, 2009) – In a report released today, An Economic Tsunami: The Cost of Diabetes in Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association has introduced an important new tool in the fight against diabetes in Canada: the Canadian Diabetes Cost Model. The Model details the dramatic increase in the prevalence and cost of diabetes in Canada, both of which have escalated sharply over the last decade and are expected to continue their rapid ascent for the foreseeable future.

by NationTalk on December 7, 20091783 Views

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Beausoleil First Nation EMS Emergency Medical Services 9-1-1

The Beausoleil First Nation EMS is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We are a composite service with 2 staffed Primary Care Paramedics (PCP’s) during duty hours (See Schedule Below) and a Medical First Response Team. All of the staff, Paramedics and Emergency First Responders are certified by the Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Prehospital Care. The Paramedics use a Medtronic Physio-Control Life Pack 12 (LP12) with Semi-Automatic defibrillation. The Emergency First Responders use a Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AED with medical direction from Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Prehospital Care. The Paramedics are also trained and authorized in the use of Symptom Relief Drug Administration including: Nitroglycerine, ASA, Epinephrine 1:1000, Glucagon, Oral Glucose, Salbutamol, and have received additional training in 12 Lead Acquistion and Interpretation, LMA, Termination of Resuscitation and the regional stroke study implementation. The staff is comprised of 8 Primary Care Paramedics and 7 Medical First Responders under the direction of Doug Rawson, Manager of Beausoleil First Nation EMS. The staff is comprised of 8 Primary Care Paramedics and 7 Medical First Responders.

by NationTalk on December 4, 20091246 Views

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