The Stollery Awasisak Indigenous Health Program at the University of Alberta Hospital was created in 2016 to build bridges for Indigenous children. Some of the families have to travel up to 1,000 km.
One in five kids in B.C.
The Overdose Prevention Society used to offer medicinal marijuana to opioid addicts until the middle of September, when their supply was seized by the police. According to research, people who used cannibis on a daily basis are 20 percent more likely to stay in treatement for six months.
Health Minister Adrian Dix spoke in Victoria to people involved with Community Health Centres in Canada and the United States about the degree of inequality found in BC.
Kirkland and Englehart district hospitals in Ontario hosted a series of Cultural Mindfulness Workshops to inform health care staff about Indigenous history and issues affecting First Nation communities.
During the 2014 whooping cough outbreak on Haida Gwaii, 123 probable and confirmed cases of whooping cough were reported. If rates go above normal, the health officer can choose to declare an outbreak, but the northern health officer had retired and had not yet been replaced whe
In 2017, a report from the BC Coroners Service and the BC First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) found Status First Nations people were five times more likely to experience an opioid overdose, and three times more likely to die from one.
Final report on Community planning covering all facets of governance for the Tobacco Plains Indian Band.
A class action lawsuit was filed earlier this month in Saskatchewan on behalf of thousands of Indigenous people who were subjected to medical tests without their knowledge or consent.
The Interior Health Authority has launched a recruitment campaign to hire 1,200 people who identify as Indigenous by 2025.
It's an effort that Brad Anderson, the corporate director of Aboriginal health for the authority, says is a step toward righting wrongs from the past.