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Message from the Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health – Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2015

As Minister of Health, I am pleased to mark the 27th anniversary of World AIDS Day and the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. I would like to thank the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2015231 Views

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Applications now being accepted for Council on Aging

29 November 2015 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is inviting those interested in serving on the Council on Aging to submit an application. The mandate of the council will be to develop an Aging Strategy that creates a sustainable system based on the government’s vision for long-term care. “We are looking for people who […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015270 Views

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Strengthening Supports for Nova Scotia’s Children and Families

November 30, 2015 Nova Scotians will soon have access to new programs that support stronger families in the province. Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard today, Nov. 30, announced $1.2 million in funding for Stronger Families NS, which offers early intervention and prevention programs. “I’m proud to signal a new direction for child welfare in Nova […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015268 Views

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Province Marks HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

November 24, 2015 People who are living with, or who have died from HIV-AIDS are being honoured as part of HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1. A red-ribbon flag was raised by Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine during a public ceremony at Province House in Halifax, today, Nov. 24. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015260 Views

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Fish available at the community freezer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay!

19 November 2015 The NCC community freezer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay still has salmon, corned & fresh cod and char available. Distribution is targeted for: • NCC elders (65+) • NCC members with disabilities and/or other medical conditions who did not participate in the communal fishery Interested members may contact Donna Carroll at 709-896-0592, Ex […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015284 Views

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“Smokestack Sandra” FNHA Podcast Informs and Encourages Smokers to Quit Commercial Tobacco

For Immediate Release November 23, 2015 “Smokestack Sandra” FNHA Podcast Informs and Encourages Smokers to Quit Commercial Tobacco The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has launched a tobacco-cessation podcast that shares the personal journey of a respected northern First Nations leader as she commits to quitting commercial cigarettes. The candid and humorous three-part podcast, “Smokestack […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2015403 Views

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Study: The social determinants of higher mental distress among Inuit, 2012

Inuit who reported an experience in the 12 months preceding the survey where health care was needed but not received were more likely to be in higher mental distress than Inuit who did not have an unmet healthcare need, even after controlling for other factors. Over one-quarter (27%) of Inuit men who reported an unmet […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 2015291 Views

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“Families Care Sessions” being offered for Community Members at Eel Ground Child & Family Services

“Families Care Sessions” to be held at Eel Ground Child & Family Services on Tuesdays from 10:00am until 12 noon for community members. For more information contact Joey Godin at the EGC&FS office: 627-4600 About “Families Care”: This 8 Session program offers education and skills development. Family Members will learn about, discuss and practice such […]

by ahnationtalk on November 11, 2015253 Views

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Provincial Government Moves Forward on 10-Year Homelessness Plan

October 29, 2015 Finding Solutions to End Homelessness The Provincial Government is developing a 10-year strategy to end homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador, with several initiatives already underway. Work on the strategy is being informed by recommendations contained in an independent consultant’s report entitled A Roadmap for Ending Homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador, prepared by […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2015300 Views

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All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Presents Progress Report and Next Steps

October 26, 2015 Strengthening Mental Health and Addictions Services The Honourable Steve Kent, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services and Chair of the All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions, was joined today by Andrew Parsons, Opposition Critic for the Department of Health and Community Services and MHA for the District of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2015302 Views

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