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The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness: New Alliance Champions End to Homelessness in Canada

Pitches 10 Year Plans to End Homelessness proven successful in reducing homelessness

Calgary, Alberta – April 5, 2012 – The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) today released “A Plan, Not a Dream: How to End Homelessness in 10 Years,” aiming to start a national movement to end homelessness in Canada. The CAEH will champion an end to homelessness in Canada by mobilizing communities and governments across the country to develop and implement their own 10 Year Plans to End Homelessness (10 Year Plans).

by NationTalk on April 5, 20121175 Views

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Kingfisher Lake Walkers Complete 500km Trek

Press Release
For Immediate Release
April 3, 2012

William Mekanak and Bryan Sainnawap, along with others who joined at various points along the way, arrived in Sioux Lookout April 3 after walking 500 kilometres from Kingfisher Lake First Nation to Sioux Lookout, Ont. It was an emotional arrival for the group as they were joined by leaders and community members for the final leg of the walk.

Mekanak, 37, and Sainnawap, 16, set out March 16 to raise funds for a new building to house a Suboxone Treatment Program. Mekanak, a Kingfisher Lake band councillor, said he got the idea for the walk in September 2011 after the community lost two people in recent years because of prescription drug abuse.

by NationTalk on April 4, 20121024 Views

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Dr. Evan Adams named Deputy PHO for Aboriginal Health

Vancouver, April 3, 2012 – The interim First Nations Health Authority and BC Ministry of Health are pleased to announce the appointment of esteemed Aboriginal Physician Dr. Evan Adams to the position of Deputy Provincial Health Officer for Aboriginal Health.

The appointment is a first for BC and in his new overseeing role Dr. Adams will work alongside Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall to provide independent direction on First Nations and Aboriginal health issues to the Ministry of Health, reporting to citizens on important health issues and moving forward on the improvement of First Nations and Aboriginal health and wellness.

by NationTalk on April 3, 2012824 Views

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Committees and Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Health and Community Services
April 3, 2012

Applications for the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program are now available online. The Provincial Government program provides grants up to $4,000 to assist in the delivery of new or enhanced recreational programs and services.

“Since the introduction of this grant program three years ago, we have seen some great progress with recreational programming for seniors,” said the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. “We remain committed to improving access to recreational and sport programming, and to providing opportunities for all residents to improve their health and well-being.”

by NationTalk on April 3, 2012760 Views

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Health Council of Canada encouraged by Senate Committee’s health accord report

Report calls for continued federal leadership towards transforming our health care system to meet the objectives set out in the 2004 accord

Toronto, April 3, 2012 – The Health Council of Canada welcomes the recent report issued by the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. The committee reviewed the remaining work that is needed to meet the goals of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. The resulting document, Time for Transformative Change, released last week, is a comprehensive report with 46 recommendations outlining how to continue to ensure progress is made in reforming Canada’s health care system.

by NationTalk on April 3, 2012615 Views

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The Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology tables its report on the Review of the 2004 Health Accord

Ottawa, March 27, 2012 – Canada is no longer seen as a model of innovation in health care delivery and financing, says a report from the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.

On January 31, 2011, the Minister of Health requested that the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology initiate the second parliamentary review of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care (10-Year Plan), an agreement reached by First Ministers on September 16, 2004, that focuses on federal/provincial/territorial collaboration in the area of health care reform.

by NationTalk on April 3, 2012661 Views

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First Nations Health Council Communique to First Nations

March 30th, 2011

The purpose of this communique is to provide an update to First Nations on the outcomes of the recruitment process to populate the iFNHA Board of Directors prior to the expiry of the three-year term of the founding iFNHA Board of Directors on March 31, 2012. This recruitment process was announced in a communique to First Nations on January 26, 2012.

by NationTalk on April 2, 2012743 Views

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Dr. Evan Adams named Deputy PHO for Aboriginal health

For Immediate Release
2012HLTH0028-000391
March 30, 2012

Ministry of Health
First Nations Health Council
First Nations Health Authority

Victoria – Aboriginal Health Physician Advisor Dr. Evan Adams has been appointed Deputy Provincial Health Officer, announced Minister of Health Michael de Jong, the First Nations Heath Council and the interim First Nations Health Authority today.

In his new overseeing role, Dr. Adams will work alongside Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall and Deputy PHO Dr. Eric Young by providing independent direction on First Nations and Aboriginal health issues to the Ministry of Health, reporting to citizens on health issues affecting the general population, and setting out a path for the improvement of First Nations and Aboriginal health and wellness. Dr. Adams’s new role reflects a strengthening of the partnership between the Province of B.C. and B.C. First Nations.

by NationTalk on March 30, 20121186 Views

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Appointment of New Chief Public Health Officer

Yellowknife (March 29, 2012) – Dr. André Corriveau will assume responsibility as Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) for the Northwest Territories effective June 2012. He was appointed by Health and Social Services Minister Tom Beaulieu.

Dr. Corriveau was previously the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Alberta and also served as Chief Public Health Officer for the Northwest Territories from 1998 to 2009. Dr. Corriveau will also continue to serve as provincial-territorial co-chair of the Public Health Network.

by NationTalk on March 30, 2012993 Views

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VIHA Releases “Journey of Discovery” – A DVD About Cultural Safety as an Approach to Aboriginal Health in VIHA

March 28, 2012

It is not the medicine. It is not the pills, not the I.V. It’s the person – the care provider – who walks in who initiates the first step towards being well in the end. That relationship is critical.

~ Michael Dick, Kwakwaka’wakw Elder & Retired Nurse
From “Journey of Discovery”

Vancouver Island – Working with Aboriginal partners, the Vancouver Island Health Authority has developed and released a new DVD educational tool aimed at increasing cultural safety for Aboriginal people who are interacting with the health care system.

by NationTalk on March 30, 20121280 Views

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