The Chiefs of Ontario, Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative Coordinator Pam Burton is hosting 2 AHHRI Think Tanks Sessions in Ontario.
DATE: December 9, 2008
LOCATION: Thunder Bay, ON
WHO WILL BE THERE: First Nations Governments, First Nations Health Authorities, Indian Northern Affairs Canada, Federal govn’t (Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada), Provincial govn’ts (Ministry of Education/Training Colleges and Universities, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, HRSDC), Post-Secondary InstitutionsPOINTS OF INTEREST: – Bringing together various people, groups, and organizations to collaborate on AHHRI and more specifically First Nations Health Human Resources.
– Shortage of health care workers is a national and international issue, but the shortage is acute in First Nations communities.
– First Nations are underrepresented in all health care fields, compared to the general population.
– In order to establish the goals of the Health Canadas’ AHHRI Strategy, COO believes it is important to establish relationships that will become collaborative to address the shortage of First Nations health care workers.
Discussions around Health Human Resources in the areas of: Health Career Promotion/Awareness, Recruitment, Retention, Education/Professional Development, Research (Data/Surveillance), Priorities, Collaboration
CONTACT: Pamela Burton (MEd) BA, BEd, AHHRI Coordinator
Chiefs of Ontario
Suite 101, 90 Anemki Drive
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1A5
Tel: (807) 626-9339
Fax: (807) 626-9404
Blackberry: (416) 577-3591
Email: pburton @ coo.org (no spaces)
Web site: www.chiefs-of-ontario.org
FOR INTERVIEWS PLEASE CONTACT: HARMONY RICE, COMMUNICATIONS
Chiefs of Ontario (COO)
Suite 804-111 Peter St.
Toronto, ON M5V 2H1
Toll free: 877.517.6527
harmony @ coo.org (no spaces)
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