News - Health

May 21, 2005
BC Centre for Women's Health (BCCWH) has many online resources on aboriginal health, health care reform, women and addictions, women with disabilities, lesbian health and many more. Check out the...
Keywords: Health, Women, British Columbia
January 23, 2005
A study preformed at certain Canadian university nursing programs showed that many nursing students don't have much exposure to poverty and understanding of poverty issues. As poverty has a very...
Keywords: Alberta, Health
July 5, 2004
The Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health recently released the final report from a two-year study on the health of rural, remote and Northern women. The report is the largest qualitative study...
Keywords: Health, Women, All of Canada
July 5, 2004
The Ontario Employment Standards Amendment Act (Family Medical Leave) 2004, will provide up to eight weeks of job-protected leave for employees who wish to take time off work to provide care or...
Keywords: Family, Health, Workers' Rights, Ontario
April 30, 2004
Homeless women in Toronto are dying at 10 times the rate of other women between 18 and 44, according to a study in Canadian Medical Association Journal. "Homeless people are at high risk for illness...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Ontario
March 19, 2004
Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the...
Keywords: Health, Indigenous, All of Canada
March 19, 2004
Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the...
Keywords: Health, Indigenous, All of Canada
February 15, 2003
The Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (OFCMHAP), represents 216 community based organizations in Ontario. OFCMHAP recognized that there is a distinct lack of...
Keywords: Health, Mental Health, Ontario
October 6, 2002
A study that finds that some HIV/AIDS patients admitted to St. Paul s Hospital check themselves out early before their treatment is completed, in order to avoid a reduction in their welfare benefits...
Keywords: Health, Welfare, All of Canada
May 17, 2002
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition made several recommendations to the Federal Health Care Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada during the Commission's public consultations. Among others,...
Keywords: Health, Yukon
May 17, 2002
"The BC Liberal Government has capped the number of allowable treatments to those most in need of medical services." End Legislated Poverty (ELP) has issued a press release regarding the negative...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
October 5, 2001
The BC government announcement that the Ministry of Human Resources will provide a monthly nutritional supplement of up to $225 to Disability Benefits recipients who face chronic progressive health...
Keywords: Disability, Health, British Columbia
October 5, 2001
Thursday, October 04, 2001 Press Release While we, of the fapg, applaud the Liberal government for making $225 per month available to persons living with severe medical conditions causing progressive...
Keywords: Disability, Health, British Columbia
April 12, 2001
About 25,000 more children in low-income families qualify for full basic dental and optical care coverage due to changes to the BC Healthy Kids program. With this change, all children whose families...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, British Columbia