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AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories

AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories September 15 2015 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to invite researchers, policy makers, mental health and addictions front-line workers, mental wellness organisations, and others with an interest in mental wellness to submit articles and papers for our upcoming Mental Wellness Bulletin. Share your expertise, experience […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015571 Views

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Save the Children and Carter’s / OshKosh Launch Partnership to support Indigenous Canadian Mothers and Children

TORONTO, CANADA, September 01, 2015 – With the launch of a new partnership with Save the Children and Carter’s I OshKosh, the largest branded marketer in Canada of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, Canadians have a chance to help better the lives of young mothers and children in Indigenous communities across the country. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015503 Views

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Albertans can now provide ideas to strengthen addiction and mental health services

The Mental Health Review’s online questionnaire is now available to collect input from Albertans on how to improve the lives of those living with addiction and mental health challenges. The Mental Health Review is being co-chaired by Dr. David Swann, Liberal leader and MLA for Calgary-Mountain View, and Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015393 Views

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AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review

AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review AFN-FNIHB Joint Review of NIHB The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) have undertaken a Joint Review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program with the following objectives: Enhance client access to benefits; Identify and address gaps in benefits; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015620 Views

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Cat Lake First Nation Members Launch Walk to Raise Awareness of Cancer Impacts in Remote First Nations

July 29, 2015 A team of five (5) Cat Lake First Nation members began their journey from Thunder Bay to Vancouver BC to raise awareness of the impacts of Cancer in the people, family and friends in remote First Nations. CURRENT LOCATION: MEDICINE HAT, AB ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TO CALGARY, AB IS 2 DAYS (FRIDAY TEAM […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2015726 Views

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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, 2015548 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, 2015533 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, 2015573 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, 2015478 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, 2015487 Views

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