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On B.C.’s Indigenous Nurses Day, healthcare workers celebrated for ‘answering the call to justice’ – The Star

May 11, 2021 On Indigenous Nurses Day, Indigenous nurses are recognized for “answering the call to justice” in their leadership transforming and navigating colonial healthcare systems. Indigenous Nurses Day in B.C. falls on May 10, and organizers say it specifically acknowledges the contributions of Indigenous nurses who have fought for justice and cultural safety in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20215 Views

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B.C. doctors warned they could face discipline for spreading COVID-19 misinformation – CBC

May 11, 2021 First Nations Health Authority says false information especially damaging in Indigenous communities Doctors in B.C. have been warned that spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines could harm patients and result in professional discipline. In a joint statement issued on Thursday, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the First Nations Health Authority […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 20214 Views

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BC Government: Funding helps people facing food insecurity

May 7, 2021 VICTORIA – People facing food insecurity in B.C. will benefit from new government funding for community-based programs. “The pandemic has put added pressure on families and households across B.C. who struggle to access quality, healthy and affordable food,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Poverty Reduction and Social Development. “We know there’s more […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202115 Views

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FNHA: Joint Statement on Misleading COVID-19 Information

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the First Nations Health Authority stand united and firmly against the spread of misinformation about COVID-19, which is currently circulating on social media and other channels. In recent months, we have become aware of and concerned about reports that some BC physicians are spreading information that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202119 Views

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Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre steps up to serve elders during pandemic – APTN News

From Monday to Friday, the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre delivers hot lunches to elders throughout the city and has been doing so since the COVID-19 pandemic started. “For them to be able to have communication outside and expect someone to come visit them where some of them are just isolated in their own homes by […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202110 Views

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The Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose: Why We All Need To Get It, and What To Expect – FNHA

A message from Dr. Helena Swinkels, Office of the Chief Medical Officer; and Marion Guenther, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Immunizations, Office of the Chief Nursing Officer. As the FNHA prepares to start second-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics in First Nations communities around BC, some people may be wondering why we need to get a second dose. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202110 Views

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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

VANCOUVER – Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia: “Today, we are reporting 572 new cases, for a total of 132,925 cases in British Columbia. “There are 6,877 active cases of COVID-19 in the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 20218 Views

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Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates VANCOUVER – Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia: “Today, we are reporting 697 new cases, including 16 epi-linked cases, for a total of 132,353 cases […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202110 Views

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“Lifting Our Spirits” with safe celebrations with National Indigenous Peoples Day of Wellness Grants

The grant applications are open until June 1. There are few things which lift our spirits more than gathering together and celebrating our unique heritage and traditions under a warm summer sky during National Indigenous Peoples Day. Unfortunately, despite our ongoing efforts to vaccinate the COVID-19 pandemic from our lives, we’re not quite ready to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202112 Views

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BC Government: Transforming access to primary care in the North with new virtual clinic

May 4, 2021 PRINCE GEORGE – Tens of thousands of people in northern B.C., including rural and remote communities, will have same-day access to the health-care support they need, as government launches the Northern Health Virtual Primary and Community Care Clinic. People living in the Northern Health region can access the clinic by calling 1 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 20219 Views

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