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Ibn Sina Simulation Lab in Thunder Bay Provides Unique “Human Side” Learning Opportunities

Ibn Sina Simulation Lab in Thunder Bay Provides Unique “Human Side” Learning Opportunities

From left to right, Dr. Hassan Hassan, Dr. Walid Shahrour, Dr. Syed Zaki Ahmed, Dr. Yasser Labib and Dr. Stewart Kennedy. The Ibn Sina Simulation Lab provides inter-professional training for… Read more »

New Maternal-infant Support Worker Program Provides Extra Support for Pregnant Women in First Nations

New Maternal-infant Support Worker Program Provides Extra Support for Pregnant Women in First Nations

By GRAHAM STRONG When the first cohort of the Maternal-infant Support Worker (MiSW) program graduated this past April, it was a culmination of research, educational partnerships, and grassroots health programming… Read more »

Improving Health in First Nations by Addressing Food Insecurity

Improving Health in First Nations by Addressing Food Insecurity

Understanding Our Food Systems Project Builds Food Sovereignty at Community Level By GRAHAM STRONG Food security is a known social determinant of health. However, food insecurity is a real issue… Read more »

Smoking rates among Indigenous youth are declining

Smoking rates among Indigenous youth are declining

By GRAHAM STRONG Indigenous youth have higher risk factors for tobacco use than the general population, though data from tobacco prevention and cessation programs show that these initiatives are making… Read more »

Innovative recruitment efforts bring Atikokan to full complement of doctors

Innovative recruitment efforts bring Atikokan to full complement of doctors

“The biggest problem we’re having right now is that capacity in the north in general is a challenge. You’ll find that some communities are very well staffed with doctors for… Read more »

Thunder Bay Regional breaks down barriers

Thunder Bay Regional breaks down barriers

Spiritual guide serves Indigenous patients Michael Robinson and Trina Diner claim that cultural and language barriers, travelling to a big city for care, and other challenges can make accessing health… Read more »

Addiction treatment program includes traditional healing

Addiction treatment program includes traditional healing

Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre opened in Fort Frances in December BY GRAHAM STRONG A unique treatment program and medically supported detox centre recently launched in Fort Frances aims… Read more »

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cathy Paroschy Harris with the Screen for Life Coach. The coach plays a key role in providing more access to cancer screening to everyone across northwestern Ontario including Indigenous communities…. Read more »

Choose Life program funds emergency suicide response

Choose Life program funds emergency suicide response

NAN Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum (left) and Choose Life program co-ordinator Rosemary McKay. Choose Life is an immediate relief program under the Jordan’s Principle Child-First Initiative designed to… Read more »

NW palliative care program facilitates dying at home

NW palliative care program facilitates dying at home

    BY GRAHAM STRONG A relatively new provincial palliative care plan is designed to make dying at home, or at least closer to home, a reality. In the North… Read more »

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