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CANADA | Jul 18, 2024

Why increasing Canada’s health budget for preventive and social care makes sense fiscally and medically

public health programs should be led by specialized community connectors who link patients with local services and resources.

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The Need for National Standards for Long-Term Care

Many difficult but necessary lessons must be learned as we experience the trauma of the pandemic. None are clearer and more pressing than the need to do better for older adults in long-term care. We

Vaccine eligibility expands to all Albertans 12+

All Albertans over the age of 12 can soon get vaccinated to protect themselves, those around them, and stop the spike of COVID-19 in our province. To avoid overwhelming booking systems, appointments

Applaud Albertans for stepping up for seniors

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Minister’s Seniors Service Awards featuring new and returning categories. Albertans are encouraged to nominate individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizat

New COVID-19 restrictions to stop the spike

These include new restrictions on outdoor social gatherings, schools, retail, restaurants, places of worship, personal and wellness services, outdoor sports and fitness, funerals, and post-secondary i

Nominations open for 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction True Awards

The Lieutenant Governor’s True Awards offers honours in three categories: recognizing grit, compassion and imagination. These categories offer opportunities to recognize an individual who has faced

Vaccinating teachers and child care workers

Teachers, support staff, and child care workers can now get their COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments can made through a participating pharmacy, online or by calling 811. People eligible in this group inc

Enhancing mental health supports in Medicine Hat

A new grant will improve the mental health crisis response and enhance suicide prevention services for Medicine Hat residents who need urgent support. Co-led by Alberta Health Services and the Medici

ECSF Stories: Here’s How Two Non-Profits are Fighting the ‘Loneliness Epidemic’ during COVID-19

Over the past decade, loneliness has been recognized as a public health issue, shown to increase the risk of mortality at a higher rate than smoking or alcohol. With social distancing safety measures

A safe and dignified retirement for Canadian seniors

The global COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for Canada’s seniors, especially those living in long-term care homes. On top of this crisis, too many seniors are worried about their retirement sa

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