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AB Government: Modernizing primary health care

Alberta’s primary health care leaders and national and global experts are being brought together to identify immediate and long-term improvements to strengthen Alberta’s primary health care system. Three advisory panels are being established as part of Modernizing Alberta’s Primary Health Care System (MAPS) to identify primary health care improvements in the short term and over […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202214 Views

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Opioid deaths continue to decline in Alberta

Sep 22, 2022 Opioid-related deaths in Alberta have decreased by nearly 50 per cent in July 2022 compared to the peak. Alberta has experienced a significant decline in opioid-related deaths in recent months. In July, opioid-related deaths decreased 47 per cent since the peak in late 2021. This continues the downward trend that has been […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202210 Views

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Support for survivors and families of MMIWG2S+

Sep 20, 2022 Healing gatherings led by Indigenous women are providing support for the families and loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit+ people (MMIWG2S+). With help from a $100,000 government grant, the YWCA is facilitating Indigenous-led retreats at Camp Yowochas for healing experiences based on Indigenous cultural practices and activities. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202215 Views

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A dream come true’: Indigenous advocates grateful for retreat for MMIWG – CTV News

Sept. 20, 2022 A special retreat for family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is being called a success. The retreat was held in May at YWCA’s Camp Yowochas near Wabamun Lake. “The opportunity to pray together, to share together, to cry together, to laugh together. That’s all medicine,” said retreat leader […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202211 Views

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Regional Dialogue Sessions Now Open for Registration

Regional Dialogue Sessions Now Open for Registration The Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) is excited to be hosting regional dialogue sessions across Canada as part of its National Needs Assessment to inform its strategic planning, and ultimately the future of the organization. A key objective of the Needs Assessment is to assess the ongoing […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 202280 Views

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AB Government: Funding research in cancer prevention and care

New funding will support and encourage cancer prevention, screening and care initiatives to improve health outcomes for Albertans. The Cancer Research for Screening and Prevention (CRSP) grant program will help build capacity and excellence in cancer research, collaboration and innovation. Three-year grants of up to $1 million each will fund research, education and initiatives that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 202221 Views

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Grande Prairie anesthesiologist becomes first Indigenous president of CMA – EverythingGP

Aug 26, 2022 On August 22, 2022, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, was inducted as the first Indigenous president in the 155 years of the Canadian Medical Associations’ history. He was born on Treaty 4 and the Métis homelands of southern Saskatchewan with mixed ancestry of Métis, Cree, Anishinaabe, and Pacific Islander. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 202227 Views

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Government of Canada Strengthens Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Youth

From: Health Canada August 24, 2022 The Government of Canada firmly believes that everyone should have access to safe and consistent sexual and reproductive health services. To do so, we are committed to removing barriers to access that continue to exist from coast to coast to coast. The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 202230 Views

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Dr. Alika Lafontaine becomes CMA’s 1st Indigenous leader – CBC

August 23, 2022 Dr. Alika Lafontaine, an anesthesiologist in Grande Prairie, Alta., is the first Indigenous president of the Canadian Medical Association. Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2064661059594

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 202227 Views

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Calm in the chaos: Canadian Medical Association’s first Indigenous leader takes helm – CTV

Aug. 22, 2022 GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – In a brightly lit surgical room around sunrise, Dr. Alika Lafontaine recounts why he chose to become an anesthesiologist as he fills syringes for his first patient of the day. The 40-year-old doctor — who on Monday became the first Indigenous and youngest president of the Canadian Medical […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 202233 Views

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