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FNHA: New All Nations Room at West Coast General Hospital provides a culturally safe space for all families, patients

PORT ALBERNI – Members of the Nuu-chah-nulth communities gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of a culturally-safe space inside West Coast General Hospital that is welcoming to Indigenous patients and families. The All Nations Room is a space where families can gather to share traditional healing practices and ceremonies, such as prayer and ritual […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 20198 Views

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BC Government: Minister’s statement on World Mental Health Day 2019

Oct. 10, 2019 VICTORIA – Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has issued the following statement regarding World Mental Health Day: “Today marks an important opportunity for people around the world to bring mental health issues out of the shadows and into the light. “This year, the focus of World Mental Health Day […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201910 Views

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FNHA: CEO Update

Oct 09, 2019 The Board of the First Nations Health Authority would like to thank Joe Gallagher, who leaves his role as our CEO today, for his years of service and his many contributions to the FNHA and our communities. Effective today, Richard Jock, our Chief Operations Officer will assume the role of acting CEO […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201915 Views

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Fish farms do not need to test for BC strain of virus – SeaWestNews

Decision follows an eight-month scientific review on the issue of transfer of live fish from land-based hatcheries to open-ocean net pens The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has determined that there is no need for testing of the B.C. strain of the piscine reovirus (PRV) by fish farms, which some eco-activists had claimed could […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201911 Views

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Mental health impacts job performance of 61% of young adults: study – Trail Times

International study reveals generational differences in mental health Oct. 9, 2019 A new study says mental health challenges are hitting younger workers harder. In an international study by Teladoc Health, 61 per cent of 18-25 year olds say mental health symptoms have affected their job performance. The study, conducted by Ipsos Mori, interviewed 3,974 online […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201911 Views

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B.C. experiencing highest rates of infectious syphilis in the last 30 years

Oct 07, 2019 Vancouver – With B.C. experiencing ongoing increases of syphilis infections, the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are reminding British Columbians to speak with their health care professional about testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially those with new sexual partners, or people who are […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201917 Views

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FNHA: 2020 Winter Wellness Grants

COAST SALISH TERRITORY – The First Nations Health Authority will award grants again this year for events and challenges aimed at encouraging conscious acts of health and wellness during the coldest months. The 2020 theme is Be My Guest – Youth for Elders.  The focus is on youth designing events to hold with or for Elders. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201913 Views

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Elders support patients, families and care teams at North Island Hospital campuses in Comox and Campbell River

Oct 04, 2019 Pictured above: On left, Sheryl Thompson, Elder-in-Residence at North Island Hospital Campbell River. On right, Fran Prince, Elder-in-Residence at North Island Hospital Comox Valley. Two Kwakwaka’wakw Elders have joined a new Elder-in-Residence program at the North Island Hospital campuses in Campbell River and Comox to support patients, families and staff by promoting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201911 Views

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FNHA: Clients Give Thumbs Up to New Health Benefit Plan – “Works!”

It was the day after the FNHA transferred the administration of health benefits to Pacific Blue Cross (PBC). An urgent request from a dental office was transferred to FNHA Health Benefits Assessor Madeline Tifenbach. The dental office had a three-year-old First Nations child sitting in the dental chair. The family lived in BC but had […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201911 Views

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AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease

AFN TECHNICAL BULLETIN – Chronic Wasting Disease October 1, 2019 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is providing this Bulletin to all First Nations to share some important information on an environmental health issue that is affecting deer, elk, moose and caribou. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease that affects species in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201912 Views

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