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Upgrades on the way for G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

April 17, 2019 QUESNEL – Enhanced critical and emergency care are on the way for people in the North Cariboo, as the business plan has been approved for a new emergency department and intensive care unit (ICU) at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel. “Moving forward with the redevelopment of G R. Baker Memorial Hospital […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201914 Views

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UBCIC: First Nation Opioid Healing Conference

April 16, 2019 Wiping the Tears Healing the Pain FACT!  In some provinces, First Nations women aged 50 and above represent the highest proportion of all opioid-related fatalities FACT!  In the last two-years, opioid overdose and emergency admission rates have tripled in the age groups of 15 to 44 years-old. Please understand, this is not just […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201918 Views

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Improving access to team-based primary care in South Okanagan Similkameen

April 12, 2019 PENTICTON – Government is transforming everyday health care for people living in the South Okanagan Similkameen region by moving forward with the creation of a primary-care network (PCN). This network will bring additional resources and allow for planning a new team-based primary-care clinic in the region. Over the next three years, up to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201930 Views

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Indigenous Doctor Shortage Issue Brought to the Forefront by VIU Student

April 11, 2019 Sometimes all it takes to influence positive change is to put an idea in front of the right people. Vancouver Island University (VIU) Masters of Business Administration student Alvin Meledath wanted to raise awareness about the challenges Indigenous communities face in accessing health care and present real solutions to the issue. His […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201923 Views

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BC Government: Eliminating barriers to supports for firefighters

April 11, 2019 VICTORIA – Legislative amendments will allow wildfire fighters, fire investigators and firefighters working for First Nations and other Indigenous organizations to gain easier access to workers’ compensation and support services. “These changes under the Workers Compensation Act are about fairness and support for firefighters – regardless of where they work,” said Harry […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201929 Views

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B.C. to expand firefighter occupational disease coverage to wildfire fighters – kamloopsmatters

VICTORIA — Firefighters who have battled British Columbia wildfires, fire investigators and fire crews working for Indigenous groups will be eligible for greater access to job-related health compensation under legislation introduced Thursday. Labour Minister Harry Bains tabled amendments to the Workers Compensation Act that extends occupational disease and mental-health benefits to more people who work […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201926 Views

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AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap

AFN National Mental Wellness Forum Focuses on Life Promotion and Cultural Pathways to Closing Health Gap (Ottawa, ON) – In advance of World Health Day, First Nations from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Mental Wellness Forum.  More than 500 First Nations citizens, health providers and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201937 Views

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UNBC, Carrier Sekani Family Services partner on $1.5M Elder wellness project

April 2, 2019 UNBC’s Dr. Henry Harder and Dr. Travis Holyk with Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) have received a $1.5 million grant to pursue a five-year research project focused on strengthening mental wellness and suicide prevention for Elders in B.C.’s Northern Interior. The funding is provided through the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, part […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201917 Views

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Lheidli T’enneh holds wellness gathering – CKPG TV

PRINCE GEORGE- This past weekend was marked a weekend of wellness by the Lhedli T’enneh first nation. It featured various workshops, presentations and performances all to promote togetherness in the community. The Khast’an Drummers were just one of the many performers taking part in the Lheidli T’enneh wellness gathering at the Uda Dune Baiyoh building. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201934 Views

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BC Government: More parents, kids to get help from free mental health service

March 29, 2019 VICTORIA – Parents and caregivers in B.C. whose children have anxiety impacting their development and day-to-day happiness at home, school and in the community will soon have access to a new, free intervention program. The program includes access to educational videos and weekly telephone coaching sessions and will be available starting April 29, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201954 Views

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