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McNeil seeks to ‘support’ Eskasoni First Nation after string of suicides – TheChronicleHerald.ca

HALIFAX — Premier Stephen McNeil says Nova Scotia is looking to find ways to support the province’s largest Mi’kmaq community after a string of suicides. McNeil, who is also the province’s Aboriginal Affairs minister, said the province already funds a crisis call centre at Eskasoni First Nation and may “enhance” that funding. “It’s been a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 201935 Views

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StFX hires Dr. Claire Betker as Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

January 24, 2019 StFX is pleased to announce that Dr. Claire Betker will be the next Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), effective March 4, 2019. The NCCDH, hosted at StFX, is one of six federally funded, national public health knowledge centres. It mobilizes knowledge to contribute to the Canadian […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201929 Views

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First Nations chiefs call on government to help Eskasoni – Cape Breton Post

‘It’s like trying to fight a forest fire with a bucket’ ESKASONI, NS — Atlantic Canada’s First Nations chiefs are calling on the federal government to give Eskasoni more than $1 million to help the region’s largest Mi’kmaq community deal with a mental health crisis that has resulted in suicides. John G. Paul, executive director of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201930 Views

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Auditor general called out Ottawa months before Eskasoni crisis – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Months before Eskasoni declared its second suicide crisis in a decade, an independent audit showed Indigenous Services Canada was failing First Nations communities. “We concluded that Indigenous Services Canada did not satisfactorily measure or report on Canada’s progress in closing the socio-economic gaps between on-reserve First Nations people and other Canadians,” concluded the Auditor General […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201927 Views

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Renovated health centre opens in Saint Mary’s First Nation

January 18, 2019 — Saint Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations communities to improve health outcomes and well-being, and address health infrastructure needs. Today, the Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201939 Views

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Media advisory: MP Matt DeCourcey to celebrate grand re-opening of renovated health centre in Saint Mary’s First Nation

Saint Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick — Please be advised that the Member of Parliament for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey, will celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Saint Mary’s health centre on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services. Date:  Friday January 18,  2019 Time: 3:30 p.m.  (AST) Where: Saint Mary’s Health […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201935 Views

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Tiny We’koqma’q First Nation fire department ‘dreaming big’ – TheChronicleHerald.ca

WE’KOQMA’Q FIRST NATION — About midnight on Monday, John Cremo’s pager went off. A resident of the We’koqma’q First Nation was vomiting blood and reporting abdominal pain. He met Wilfred Gould Jr. at the community’s fire hall, started up the 28-year-old Ford F-350 that doubles as their rescue vehicle and wildfire truck and they were […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201937 Views

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NB Government: Electronic health record system to be implemented

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is implementing a new electronic health record system that aims to improve the management of vaccines, immunizations and potential disease outbreaks. “Through the implementation of the Public Health Information Solution, the Department of Health will be able to better manage the process of distributing vaccines and immunizations in New […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201951 Views

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MUN: Name change marks 52 years of growth for Faculty of Nursing

Dec. 18 Nursing students returning to classes on Memorial’s St. John’s campus in January will open the doors to the university’s newest faculty, the Faculty of Nursing. Approved recently by the Board of Regents, Memorial’s former School of Nursing’s new name reflects more than half a century’s growth in program offerings, student population and service […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201873 Views

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Transplants provide better outcomes than dialysis for end-stage kidney disease

December 18, 2018 — New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) highlights the significant difference between dialysis and transplant outcomes for those being treated for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). A focused look at 10-year outcome data shows that 16% of Canadians on dialysis survive past 10 years, whereas up to 74% of Canadians […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 201866 Views

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