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Territorial Health Leadership Sign Declaration of Commitment to Embed Cultural Safety within the NWT Health and Social Services System

As part of the Department of Health and Social Services’ official release of the Caring for Our People: Cultural Safety Action Plan 2018-2020 today, a Declaration of Commitment was signed to embed cultural safety within the Northwest Territories’ health and social services system. Signatories to the Declaration of Commitment included: Health and Social Services Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201923 Views

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Kugaaruk to remain prohibited community

IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 26, 2019) – In a plebiscite held February 25, Kugaaruk residents voted to continue the current system of liquor prohibition. Fifty-four per cent of voters were against moving towards a restricted quantities system for alcohol. Under the Liquor Act, at least 60 per cent of voters are needed to change the status […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201935 Views

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Nunavut community votes to maintain prohibition – Nunatsiaq News

February 26, 2019 54 per cent of Kugaaruk voters say no to permitting restricted quantities of beer, wine Kugaaruk residents have opted to keep alcohol prohibited following a Feb. 25 liquor plebiscite in the Kitikmeot community. On Feb. 25, eligible voters were asked if they wanted to change the current system in favour of allowing […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201936 Views

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NT Government – March is Nutrition Month: “What’s On Your Plate?” The Easy and Healthy Recipe Contest

Across Canada, March is Nutrition Month, and this year, dietitians are helping Canadians realize the potential for food to improve health, fuel activities, and bring people together. Research consistently shows that a healthy diet can help prevent illness and can lower the risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201928 Views

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Truth, respect and recognition: addressing barriers to Indigenous maternity care – CMAJ

Janet Smylie MD MPH, Wanda Phillips-Beck RN MSc For those of us living and working in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, the finding of the linked research by Wall-Wieler and colleagues,1 that mothers with a history of child apprehension are less likely to receive adequate prenatal care in subsequent pregnancies, comes as no surprise. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201929 Views

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Nunavut expands its medical travel benefits for parents – Nunatsiaq News

“It is essential that we provide sufficient support” The Government of Nunavut has expanded its medical travel benefits to offer better support to parents and pregnant mothers travelling out of their community for care. Nunavut Health Minister George Hickes told the legislature on Friday, Feb. 22, that parents who are escorting their child on medical […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201928 Views

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Hepatitis A in Chesterfield Inlet

21 February 2019  Public Health Advisory Hepatitis A in Chesterfield Inlet The Department of Health advises residents of Chesterfield Inlet that there are still cases of Hepatitis A in the community. Residents should take extra precaution to help prevent the spread of Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A can range in severity from a mild illness […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201933 Views

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Nunavut Economy Forecasts Continued Growth, while Health of Nunavut Inuit Decline

(Feb 20, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Nunavut Finance Minister has presented a budget that is virtually the same as previous years, an indication that the Government of Canada is continuing to underinvest in the Territory. George Hickes reported the Territory’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown approximately by five percent annually since 1999 and growth […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201929 Views

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NU Government: Quality of Life Secretariat call for funding proposals

18 February 2019 The Department of Health’s Quality of Life Secretariat is accepting funding proposals for suicide prevention initiatives for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Non-profit organizations and community governments in Nunavut are encouraged to submit funding proposals for community-led projects focused on suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention. Activities eligible for funding include, but are not […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201932 Views

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NTI Board Unanimously Support Three Pillars in Addictions and Trauma Treatment System for Nunavut

(February 14, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Nunavut Tunngavik Board of Directors supports the three pillar approach to Addictions and Trauma Treatment system in Nunavut and calls on government to fund the system on an urgent basis. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) has been an active partner of the multi-party feasibility process in 2017 and 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201948 Views

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