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Chiefs: Set the Table for National Transformative Change

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, Oct. 19, 2017 – First Nations community Chiefs, health leads and policy makers across the country have called for the transformation of health and social services. This work cannot wait. Recently, in words and actions, the federal government has expressed an interest in renovating the creaky old structures of Indigenous and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201721 Views

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Future health professionals receive new training to better care for Indigenous people

Attention assignment editors: Media can attend the inaugural workshop Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon and interview students afterward. To attend, contact Erik Rolfsen: erik.rolfsen@ubc.ca or 604-209-3048. Students from 11 of UBC’s health-related programs will come together for the first time on Thursday for a new learning experience designed to help them better serve Indigenous people. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201725 Views

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Youth death highlights mental health reform – Pique Newsmagazine

Government pledges Action as Canada marks Mental Illness Awareness Week The Office of the B.C. Representative for Children and Youth has renewed its call for a comprehensive provincial child and youth mental health strategy in the wake of another youth failed by B.C.’s mental health services. Missing Pieces: Joshua’s Story, the latest report from the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201717 Views

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Statement on Homelessness Action Week

October 08, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson and Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson have issued the following joint statement in recognition of Homelessness Action Week, Oct. 8-14: “We know that homelessness is on the rise in many communities throughout British Columbia. As the cold and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201720 Views

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New residential program helps addicts get back on their feet – Times Colonist

Dana Tough smudges a communal room as he prepares to lead a talking circle for a new supportive recovery program in the Douglas Street Community building. “It’s always good to cleanse the room,” said Tough, an Aboriginal harm-reduction counsellor at AIDS Vancouver Island and a recovering drug user. “We do this in a circle because […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201726 Views

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Expert calls on Liberals, Tories, NDP to join forces during overdose crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2017 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Canada’s political leaders must take bold action by joining forces to decriminalize illicit drugs and save lives in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, a leading drug-policy expert says. Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition said Prime Minister Justin […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201716 Views

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First Nations in BC moved to provincial drug program – Life Health Professional

04 Oct 2017 The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in BC has announced that drug benefits services for First Nations in the province will be moved from a federal program to a new provincial plan formulated specifically for them. “Previously, First Nations in BC received drug benefits from Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program,” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201716 Views

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Prescription Drug Benefits for FNHA Clients move to BC PharmaCare on October 1

Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, BC – First Nations in British Columbia will join the province’s drug insurance program, PharmaCare, on October 1, 2017. The change will see drug benefits services for First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) clients move from Health Canada’s longstanding federal system to a new made-in-BC PharmaCare plan designed specifically for First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201725 Views

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Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience

The investment will provide mentoring and on-the-job training for PhD graduates across the country. October 2, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Traditionally, PhD students receive extensive methodological training and complete a substantive multi-year thesis while working with a supervisor in what is regarded as an apprenticeship-type model. This training is […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201711 Views

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Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1 – 7, 2017) and World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2017)

Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day provide an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and what we can do to support people living with mental illness. Consider the following statistics: One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance use disorder […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 20177 Views

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