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Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) Statement on Cannabis Extracts, Edibles and Topical Products

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Statement January 6, 2020 In follow up to our October 2018 statement on cannabis and health, we want to advise Canadians on ways to reduce the health risks associated with using cannabis, particularly in relation to new cannabis products becoming legally available across the country. As with other regulated […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202020 Views

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Downstream of oilsands, death by cancer comes too often – National Observer

December 17th 2019 It’s been more than a dozen years since the metaphorical alarm was first sounded, and yet the residents of Fort Chipewyan still don’t know what’s killing them. What they do know is that there are still elevated rates of cancer in the northern Alberta community. They also know that nothing’s been done […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201955 Views

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Beaver First Nation celebrates the opening of their new water treatment plant and housing

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 10, 2019 — Beaver First Nation, AB — Treaty 8 Territory — Indigenous Services Canada Today, Chief Trevor Mercredi and Beaver First Nation officially opened a new water treatment facility and six new housing units. The water project, in which the Government of Canada invested $14.2 million, included construction of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201959 Views

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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, 201956 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, 201954 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, 201957 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, 201930 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, 201933 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, 201931 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, 201931 Views

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