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Indigenous addiction treatment centre to expand with $1.4M investment – CTV News

December 4, 2019 EDMONTON — Help is on the way for Indigenous Albertans seeking addiction treatment after the province announced a $1.4-million investment into Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Jason Luan said the money will pay for 28 new residential addiction treatment beds for a men’s program and seven existing beds […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201910 Views

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Indigenous Health: Applying Truth and Reconciliation in Alberta Health Services – CMAJ

Kienan Williams, Melissa L. Potestio and Val Austen-Wiebe; for the Population, Public & Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network CMAJ December 04, 2019 191 (Suppl) S44-S46; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.190585 KEY POINTS Addressing health inequities experienced by Indigenous peoples requires meaningful relationship-building, investment of resources and empowering self-determination through innovation. Alberta Health Services recognizes the importance of acting […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201910 Views

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Expanding addiction care for Indigenous people

Associate Minister Luan, Brad Cardinal, executive director of Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres, Indigenous Relations Minister Wilson, Elders and others came together to announce funding for 900 new addiction treatment spaces. The province is providing $1.4 million per year to create 28 new residential addiction treatment beds and fund seven existing beds at the Iskwew Healing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201911 Views

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Calgary Bear Clan Patrol starts walking the streets – APTN News

December 3, 2019 Heather Black has a personal connection to the people living on the streets of Downtown Calgary. “My family were pretty well all struggling with addiction. Most of the have gone now,” she told APTN News while preparing for her second walk with Calgary’s new Bear Clan Patrol. The idea stems from the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201913 Views

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Groundbreaking forum explores high rates of addiction among Indigenous people – CTV News

November 14, 2019 CALGARY – Doctors from across the country have gathered in Calgary for a first-of-its-kind forum focusing on Indigenous issues, including high rates of addiction. The Harm Reduction Forum will hear practical ways health care providers, researchers and members of the community can support people impacted by addictions in indigenous communities. According to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201921 Views

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Government of AB: Planning for the future of seniors services

The province, civil society organizations and private-sector groups are working together to help Alberta support an aging population. The Vision 2030 for Seniors Services Symposium and a pre-symposium event run Nov. 13-14 in Edmonton. The events are bringing together a diverse group of health-care and front?line service providers, researchers, caregivers and technology innovators. More than […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201920 Views

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Mobile breast cancer clinics on reserves helping early detection and prevention – CBC

Screening truck brings mammogram services to First Nations to overcome barriers Nov 07, 2019 Women on the Tsuut’ina reserve, which borders Calgary, have been getting screened for breast cancer this week in the heart of their own community. The mobile mammography service, run by Alberta Health Services, brings cancer screening to at-risk groups in 120 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201924 Views

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Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations

Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2019  – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the University of Ottawa, and Université de Montréal released the draft results of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES). The FNFNES presents, for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201923 Views

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AB Government: Mental health and addiction council appointed

wA Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council has been created to help improve access to mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services. The 23 members will develop a strategy outlining recommended actions to increase quality and access to a recovery-oriented mental health and addiction system, with a particular focus on treatment, recovery and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201934 Views

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AB Government: Keeping communities safe by investing in recovery

Alberta is investing up to $20 million over four years to expand drug treatment courts to help stop people stuck in the cycle of addiction-related crime from reoffending. This initiative will protect communities while assisting individuals to achieve recovery. The funding will double access to treatment and recovery in the Calgary and Edmonton drug treatment […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201922 Views

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