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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 »

Eat-Move-Repeat is a Timmins success story

Eat-Move-Repeat is a Timmins success story

Encouraging people to eat well and stay active By LEN GILLIS Traditional moose meat and bannock served up with a fresh pico de gallo side dish is just one of… Read more »

Documentary film outlines importance of traditional foods in Sioux Lookout

Documentary film outlines importance of traditional foods in Sioux Lookout

  By GREG LINK Special to NOMJ Northern Ontario health care is undergoing a holistic healing renaissance and Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) is at the heart… Read more »

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Partnership improves discharge planning for nine first nations

Dilico and Thunder Bay hospital work at addressing follow-up care challenges in remote communities Discharge planning can be challenging in Northern Ontario for hospital patients going back to communities outside… Read more »

Meet Dr. Kona Williams; Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist

Meet Dr. Kona Williams; Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist

By JASON TURNBULL Special to NOMJ Dr. Kona Williams’ entire professional life revolves around death. As a Forensic Pathologist, and the first Indigenous person to hold that title in Canada,… Read more »

Update on Cat Lake funding announced by Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan

Update on Cat Lake funding announced by Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan

The health care crisis at Cat Lake First Nation, north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario is not what federal  Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan expected when he was named to that… Read more »

NE LHIN starts Cultural Mindfulness Training

NE LHIN starts Cultural Mindfulness Training

One of the areas recognized as being important to improving Indigenous health outcomes is to educate health care professionals about Indigenous Cultural Safety. To accomplish this, the North East Local… Read more »

NOSM connects with US university to improve First Nations health and education opportunities

NOSM connects with US university to improve First Nations health and education opportunities

Northern Ontario School of Medicine establishes cross-border project to improve opportunities for First Nation, Metis and Native American populations The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and University of Minnesota… Read more »

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