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Strasser: Partnering with First Nations

Strasser: Partnering with First Nations

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has engaged First Nations and Métis peoples from communities across Northern Ontario from the very early stages of development. In fact, Indigenous organizations… Read more »

Nursing stations equipped with i-STAT devices

Nursing stations equipped with i-STAT devices

A nurse can do a blood test and know within two minutes if the patient is having a heart attack. BY NORM TOLLINSKY Six remote Health Canada nursing stations in… Read more »

Cultural mindfulness training fosters understanding

Cultural mindfulness training fosters understanding

NE LHIN programming being rolled out to hospitals, health-care organizations BY LINDSAY KELLY A new training program to help health-care practitioners become more mindful when working with Aboriginal patients is… Read more »

NAN stresses link between food and Indigenous health

NAN stresses link between food and Indigenous health

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s annual Food Sympossium brings together delegates from across NAN territory to address the region’s food challenges and learn about traditional food preparation. Solutions include more generous… 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 »

Stars align for health care transformation

Stars align for health care transformation

Flood of new programs and services announced GOntario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Minister of Indigenous Services Dr…. Read more »

Eye Van brings care to underserviced communities

Eye Van brings care to underserviced communities

Thanks to the Northern Ontario Eye Van, a 48-foot tractor-trailer with the latest screening technology Northerners in remote communities don’t have to travel eight or nine hours to an urban… Read more »

Late start didn’t deter Dr. Elaine Innes

Late start didn’t deter Dr. Elaine Innes

“My heritage is very important to me. I believe the fact that I am Aboriginal is where my resiliency comes from… and my determination to succeed.” – Dr. Elaine Innes…. 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 »

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