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Medical Problems Don’t Always Call for Medical Solutions

Given the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system today, we may benefit from taking a page from the playbook of less-developed nations.  Not too many years ago home visits by doctors were common, and eventually patients started going to doctors’ offices to get care.  495 more words


Cultural Safety and Prenatal Care

Earlier this year, Sherri Di Lallo wrote an article for the journal Nursing for Women’s Health called “Prenatal Care Through the Eyes of Canadian Aboriginal Women” (Vol 18, Issue 1, pp. 290 more words

Prenatal Support

A critical examination of the burden of disease of HIV/AIDS in Malawi

The Republic of Malawi is an east African country with a reported population of 15,906,000 (WHO 2012). Life expectancy in Malawi, which is 57 years for men and 58 years for women, is highly influenced by the Human Immunodeficiency-Virus (HIV). 4,171 more words

Health Promotion

Let's build pathways to good jobs, starting from our workplaces.

By Yogendra B. Shakya (Senior Research Scientist), Axelle Janczur (Executive Director),  and Cliff Ledwos (Director, Primary Health Care), Access Alliance

Access Alliance has created an info-graphic poster titled… 1,642 more words

Precarious Employment

Needed: A New Paradigm for Public Health

Three recent reports (June 2014) on the status and potential future of health in the United States have affirmed for us the urgency of our efforts to improve health outcomes for the residents of Trenton, New Jersey.  630 more words

Community Health

Ebola: An Emergency within an Emergency

Alison Thompson suggests that the Ebola outbreak is part of a larger emergency defined by a lack of public health infrastructure.
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Clinical Ethics

HerWay Home Conference and Networking Day - September 29, 2014 - Registration Information

HerWay Home in Victoria, BC is organizing a community conference and networking event for September 29, 2014.

HerWay Home is a child-focused, women-centred, family-oriented drop-in and outreach program for pregnant women and new moms with substance use challenges and their children (learn more in the video above). 149 more words

Substance Use