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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, 2015900 Views

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All Nations Healing Hospital receives Exemplary Status with Accreditation Canada

(Fort Qu’Appelle, SK) Accreditation Canada has awarded All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle full accreditation with Exemplary Standing until October 2019, following an on-site survey held October 26 to 29th. Less than 5% of Canadian hospitals receive this level, confirming that ANHH goes beyond the requirements of Accreditation Canada and demonstrates excellence in quality […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2015524 Views

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Think Globally – Act Locally: Coordinating a Response to HIV in Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Communities

Regina, SK (November 19, 2015) – The Saskatchewan Indigenous Council on HIV and AIDS (SICHA) and partners are gathering Indigenous HIV and AIDS leaders to continue discussion on a made-in-Saskatchewan HIV response. The leadership forum, Think Globally – Act Locally: Coordinating a Response to HIV in Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Communities, will be hosted in Saskatchewan on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2015623 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, 2015634 Views

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada

As part of a mental health series produced by the National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), authors Sherry Bellamy and Cindy Hardy explore post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The first paper entitled, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Aboriginal People in Canada: Review of Risk Factors, the Current State […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2015615 Views

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Construction begins on Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford

September 21, 2015 Construction officially began today on the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford provincial psychiatric facility.  Construction will be complete by spring 2018. “Today’s groundbreaking is a big step forward in our government’s commitment to improve mental health services in Saskatchewan,” Environment Minister and Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said.  “We know how important this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2015670 Views

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AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories

AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories September 15 2015 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to invite researchers, policy makers, mental health and addictions front-line workers, mental wellness organisations, and others with an interest in mental wellness to submit articles and papers for our upcoming Mental Wellness Bulletin. Share your expertise, experience […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015607 Views

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FASD Day Highlighted with Government Funding for Awareness and Prevention Programming

September 9, 2015 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day is September 9 and Saskatchewan residents are encouraged to talk about the harm that can be caused when alcohol is consumed during pregnancy. FASD describes a range of life-long disabilities that result from exposure to alcohol during pregnancy. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 2015759 Views

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Save the Children and Carter’s / OshKosh Launch Partnership to support Indigenous Canadian Mothers and Children

TORONTO, CANADA, September 01, 2015 – With the launch of a new partnership with Save the Children and Carter’s I OshKosh, the largest branded marketer in Canada of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, Canadians have a chance to help better the lives of young mothers and children in Indigenous communities across the country. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015532 Views

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AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review

AFN Bulletin – Non-Insured Health Benefits Joint Review AFN-FNIHB Joint Review of NIHB The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) have undertaken a Joint Review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program with the following objectives: Enhance client access to benefits; Identify and address gaps in benefits; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2015634 Views

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