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Indigenous Nurses Day May 11 2017

Greetings Colleagues, Indigenous Nurses day is a day to celebrate the many ways you have supported and provided the special attention to those you have cared for in your nursing practice. As we celebrate nurses’ week “This is Nursing” with all nurses of Canada it’s an opportune time to celebrate our uniqueness as Indigenous Nurses. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201711 Views

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The healing journey – Prince Albert Daily Herald

April 25, 2017 At the low points in her life, Jorgina Sunn never thought she would be where she is today. From her time in foster homes, to the racism and bullying she experienced at school, to life as a drug addict on the streets of Calgary, to her time as a gang member, Sunn […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20178 Views

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Inside the history of Canada’s opioid crisis – Macleans.ca

Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse. How did we get here? April 25, 2017 TORONTO – Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse – involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics – that shows no signs of abating and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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Government of Canada proposes new regulations for playpens

From Health Canada Proposed regulations would strengthen requirements for playpens to better protect infants and young children from potential injury or death April 21, 2017 Ottawa, ON Health Canada Playpens are intended to provide a safe playing environment for infants and young children. However, over the years, playpen designs have evolved and there are safety […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201713 Views

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Help for seniors travelling to medical appointments

Apr 21, 2017 Improvements to the medical trip benefit will help low-income seniors who travel from rural or remote areas of the province for treatment or care. Budget 2017 invests an additional $550,000 to help low-income seniors cover costs, like transportation and accommodation, associated with travel for specialist medical appointments. The following changes to the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201711 Views

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Siksika Nation Chief and Council leads by example though the act of taking a voluntary drug test.

April 19, 2017 Siksika Nation, a proud member of the Blackfoot Confederacy and Treaty 7, is a Nation located in southern Alberta. The Chief and Council leadership announced today, a continued commitment to the mandate of the Siksika Crime Prevention task force by voluntarily taking a drug test. They have schedule this voluntary drug test […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201715 Views

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Eagle’s Nest announces reopening – Cochrane Eagle

Apr 20, 2017 After closing the doors at the Eagle’s Nest Stoney family centre two years ago for renovations, officials announced earlier this week the centre will be reopening in May. “The closure gave Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter the opportunity to review its guiding approach and operations to ensure it reflects best practice services […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201712 Views

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Fasting triglycerides as a predictor of incident diabetes, insulin resistance and β-cell function in a Canadian First Nation

Background: Diabetes prevalence is substantially higher among Canadian First Nations populations than the non-First Nation population. Fasting serum triglycerides have been found to be an important predictor of incident diabetes among non-indigenous populations. However, there is a great need to understand diabetes progression within specific ethnic groups, particularly First Nations populations. Objective: The purpose of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201722 Views

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AHS South Zone introduces Indigenous Hospital Liaisons – The Pincher Creek Voice

Harley Crowshoe, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Health, AHS – The role of the Indigenous Hospital Liaison was introduced to Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) in December 2015, through Alberta Health Services’ Indigenous Health Program in South Zone. The first liaison worker, Suzan Heavyshields, was tasked with introducing the program to staff and patients. The role involves: – […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201713 Views

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Performance Measurement Strategy – 4.1.2 Nutrition North Canada

Strategic Outcome (INAC): The North Strategic Outcome (Health Canada): First Nations and Inuit communities and individuals receive health services and benefits that are responsive to their needs so as to improve their health status Strategic Outcome (PHAC): Protecting Canadians and empowering them to improve their health August 2016 Sector (INAC): Northern Affairs Organization Sector (Health […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201716 Views

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