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Statement from Minister of Health and Social Services on Blue Monday and available mental health support and resources

15/01/2024 Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee has issued the following statement: “Blue Monday, often considered the gloomiest day of the year, is an opportunity to consider the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those around us. In the Yukon, it holds added significance as we navigate long, dark and cold winters. “Mental […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202421 Views

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Call for Nominations – Mental Health Review Board

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is seeking individuals to put forward as Community Member nominees for the newly established Mental Health Review Board. Successful candidates will be provided training prior to the commencement date of the new Mental Health Act (anticipated in 2025). Appointed Community Members will receive an honorarium for their training and services. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202423 Views

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Temporary health centre closures expected in Kinngait, Arctic Bay – Nunatsiaq News

Dec 20, 2023 Health Department cites difficulty in securing relief staff over holiday Nunavut’s Department of Health is warning of possible health centre closures in at least two communities over the Christmas holiday period. The department is “projecting closures” in Kinngait and Arctic Bay due to difficulty securing relief staff and a national health-care worker […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202328 Views

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Government of Canada supports community initiatives addressing HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections

From: Public Health Agency of Canada December 20, 2023 | Whitehorse, Yukon Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced more than $1.1 million in funding through the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF) to support the work of community-based organizations addressing HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 202329 Views

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Government of Yukon, Yukon Hospital Corporation and health partners release new Health Human Resources Strategy to better meet Yukoners’ needs

13/12/2023 This is a joint news release between the Government of Yukon and Yukon Hospital Corporation. Today, the Government of Yukon, Yukon Hospital Corporation and health partners released a Health Human Resources Strategy to better ensure that Yukoners have access to the health care services they need, when and where they need them. The Health […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 202337 Views

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Indigenous-led detox and healing centre planned for Whitehorse – CBC

Dec 06, 2023 Letter of intent signed this week in Ottawa ‘an important first step,’ says Council of Yukon First Nations A new Indigenous-led detox and healing centre is being planned for the Whitehorse area, and the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) hopes to see it built within a few years. This week in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202338 Views

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Pangnirtung community-wide tuberculosis screening clinic completed

Pangnirtung, Nunavut (December 6, 2023) – Yesterday the Department of Health, in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), announced the successful completion of the community-wide tuberculosis (TB) screening clinic in Pangnirtung. “The screening clinic in Pangnirtung further advances the Government of Nunavut and NTI’s commitment to eliminating TB in Nunavut,” said Minister of Health John […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 202336 Views

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Flu shot reminder for Nunavummiut.

04 December 2023 The Department of Health reminds Nunavummiut that with the increased risk of contracting influenza, COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses during the winter months, it is important to get your flu shot. Because COVID-19 has symptoms very similar to the common cold or the flu, we encourage those who are eligible to get […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 202330 Views

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Winter Clothing Support for Inuvialuit Living Outside the ISR, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Inuit Child First Initiative

December 4th, 2023 The Inuit Child First Initiative (Inuit CFI) ensures all Inuit children have access to the essential government funded health, social and educational products, services and supports they need, when they need them. The Inuit CFI is designed to meet the unmet needs of children under the age of 18 years old. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 202341 Views

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The Government of Yukon and health care partners are working together to support hospital services

01/12/2023 The Government of Yukon is providing additional funding to ensure the Yukon Hospital Corporation can address the immediate pressures impacting surgeries and medical imaging programs in the territory. At the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, additional investments are being made to ensure that Yukoners have timely access to the care […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202331 Views

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