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Canada’s health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 EDMONTON _ It’s cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is to deliver an update on progress to have marijuana legalized as of July 1. Ottawa is in charge of the overall rules on health and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20173 Views

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Media Advisory: Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health Meeting

EDMONTON, AB, October 19, 2017 – A meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health will take place in Edmonton on Friday, October 20, 2017. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health for Alberta. A photo opportunity (cameras only) with the Ministers […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 20174 Views

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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions. “(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20173 Views

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Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two day meeting in Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers kick off a two-day meeting in Edmonton today, and topics on the agenda include the ongoing opioid crisis and the pending legalization of cannabis. Deaths from opioid abuse are expected to surpass 3,000 this year, and the ministers say they need to compare notes on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20176 Views

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Health ministers set for meetings in Edmonton on Indigenous health, opioids – Edmonton Journal

October 17, 2017 Indigenous health, opioids and medical assistance in dying will be the major topics on the agenda later this week as Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman hosts her counterparts from around the country. Two days of meetings are set for Thursday and Friday at the Federal Building on the legislature grounds. New federal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201710 Views

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Alberta shows appreciation for caregivers

October 15, 2017 Foster and kinship caregivers are being recognized for their role in connecting children in need to their families, communities and cultures. The third week in October is Foster and Kinship Caregiver Week in Alberta to acknowledge caregivers who provide safe and healthy homes for children in need. During this week, we celebrate […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201712 Views

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Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience

The investment will provide mentoring and on-the-job training for PhD graduates across the country. October 2, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Traditionally, PhD students receive extensive methodological training and complete a substantive multi-year thesis while working with a supervisor in what is regarded as an apprenticeship-type model. This training is […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 20179 Views

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Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1 – 7, 2017) and World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2017)

Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day provide an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and what we can do to support people living with mental illness. Consider the following statistics: One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance use disorder […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 20178 Views

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REVISED: Making Alberta inclusive and barrier free

Sep 21, 2017 Fourteen members have either been appointed or reappointed to the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The council advises government from a disability perspective on how to ensure programs, services and communication tools are inclusive and accessible for those with varying abilities. The members were selected for their understanding […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201715 Views

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Supporting Portage College students’ mental health

September 14, 2017 New funding means students at Portage College will have better access to the mental health supports they need to promote their well-being and success. The college will receive $195,000 in funding each year for three years to implement mental health programs and services. This is part of the Government of Alberta’s $25.8-million […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201723 Views

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