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Mayor’s Task Force Releases Report on Social Housing

June 16, 2015 An Advisory Group formed by Mayor Don Iveson has released a series of recommendations on how to address Edmontonians’ need for social housing. Social housing refers to a wide range of rental and continuing co-operative housing units which are affordable to low-income tenants from a variety of demographic groups, including lone-parent families, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2015457 Views

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Grants help communities take action against elder abuse

Jun 14, 2015 Nineteen seniors groups, community organizations, and municipalities across the province will receive support to help address and prevent elder abuse. The three-year $3-million Elder Abuse Co-ordinated Community Response grant program will allocate about $1 million per year. “Elder abuse affects our families, our neighbours and our friends. We all have a role […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015416 Views

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AHS continues to put patients first with new strategy

June 8, 2015 CALGARY – Patients and families must be welcomed partners within their health care teams, and be engaged in improving and managing their own health and wellness, according to an Alberta Health Services (AHS) strategy paper, released today. The Patient First Strategy, developed following consultations with Albertans, identifies priority actions needed to further […]

by pmnationtalk on June 8, 2015479 Views

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Precautionary Air Quality Advisory issued for North Zone of Alberta Health Services

May 29, 2015 Due to wildfires burning in northern Alberta, air quality is expected to be variable across much of the North Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS) over the coming days, and potentially, weeks. As such, AHS is issuing a precautionary air quality advisory for the entire North Zone of AHS. Click to view […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015378 Views

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Minister Ambrose Launches Video Testimonials on Prescription Drug Abuse

Government of Canada releases four videos featuring personal accounts of those affected by prescription drug abuse May 28, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta – Health Canada The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today unveiled four promotional videos featuring personal stories from Canadians directly affected by prescription drug abuse. As part of the federal approach to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015353 Views

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Government of Canada invests in research to tackle prescription drug abuse and addiction

New cross-Canada research initiative to identify and implement effective treatments for Canadians living with substance misuse, including prescription drug abuse May 1, 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM), a national research network aimed at […]

by NationTalk on May 1, 2015441 Views

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A.N.A.C. Addresses 2015 Budget Shortfalls

PRESS RELEASE Ottawa, ON–April 23, 2015 A.N.A.C. ADDRESSES 2015 BUDGET SHORTFALLS The Aboriginal Nurses Association is expressing concern over the 2015 Federal Budget recently released, as it continues to grow inequities in our most vulnerable populations like the homeless and many Indigenous Peoples. “The message is clear that the federal government’s values are grounded in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2015615 Views

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Theme for Aboriginal Nurses Day May 11, 2015

PRESS RELEASE Ottawa, ON – April 8, 2015 Aboriginal Nurses Day May 11 2015 The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada is extremely pleased with the response from its membership in stating the Indigenous theme for National Nurses Week in Canada May 11 – 16, 2015. Each year, Aboriginal Nurses Day kicks off the week of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 20151355 Views

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Conceptual understanding of social capital in a First Nations community: a social determinant of oral health in children

1School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 2Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Abstract Objectives. The purpose of the study was: (a) to better understand the concept of social capital and its potential role in oral health of children in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201528062 Views

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Alberta Must Prepare for $580 Billion Health Bill

December 18, 2014 – Albertans carry a $580 billion fiscal burden – the future tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a report released today from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: How […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014514 Views

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