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Mental health collaboration with First Nations: Who is steering the canoe?

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Mental health collaboration with First Nations: Who is steering the canoe?)

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picture 695banner pfrDr. Rod McCormick says current Aboriginal health in Canada is a direct result of previous Canadian government policies — and that we must help communities reclaim their own healing resources

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Point-in-Time homeless counts have been coordinated, for the first time, across Canada

February 29th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Point-in-Time homeless counts have been coordinated, for the first time, across Canada)

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banner pfrThe Government of Canada, in partnership with 30 communities across Canada, is leading the first broadly coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of homelessness

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3 New Year’s resolutions: ecological sanity, social justice, and governance for health

January 1st, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on 3 New Year’s resolutions: ecological sanity, social justice, and governance for health)

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picture 663pfr banner workingDr. Trevor Hancock takes a look at the determinants of health in the context of Canadian life in 2016, focusing on sustainability, equity and governance for health

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One in five children in B.C. lives in poverty, exceeding national average

November 29th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on One in five children in B.C. lives in poverty, exceeding national average)

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picture 659bpfr banner workingCoalition calls for B.C. to adopt comprehensive poverty reduction plan, legislated targets and timelines and a cabinet minister with authority and responsibility to ensure targets are achieved on time

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Report card finds that B.C. fails to make the grade in women’s equality

November 9th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Report card finds that B.C. fails to make the grade in women’s equality)

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picture 652pfr banner workingWhile the situation for women in BC has seen minor improvements this year, unfortunately for many women, BC continues to fail to deliver on its responsibilities, West Coast LEAF says

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Why not make health an issue in the federal election?

August 25th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Why not make health an issue in the federal election?)

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“A real federal health policy would begin by acknowledging that the health and well-being of the population is a central concern of government”

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