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Reclaiming Childbirth: The Inuulitsivik Aboriginal Midwifery Program

Authors: Patrick Bidulka, Rosemary Chuang, Ramla Barise, Min Gi Cho, Kedar Mate

Abstract:

The Inuulitsivik Midwifery Program was created in response to the inefficient evacuation policy implemented by the Government of Canada in the 1950s. 268 more words

Maternal Health

NACCHO remains totally opposed to Medicare co-payments of any kind, according to CEO Pat Turner

“NACCHO will fight any proposal to introduce changes or co-payments to Medicare tooth and nail. Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities are the most disadvantaged economically in Australia, and bear the burden of higher levels of chronic health conditions and lower life expectancy.” 913 more words

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

NACCHO #IndigenousVotes : AMA Indigenous #Healthelection16 platform launched

“Achieving health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a priority for the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

It is simply not acceptable that in 2016, Australia’s Indigenous people continue to experience poorer health and a significantly lower life expectancy than their non-Indigenous peers. 1,255 more words

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

NACCHO CEO #HealthElection16 :All political parties should not ignore the real needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

 

“I call on all parties

  • for the freeze on Medicare indexation to be lifted because it impacts negatively on the funding of our Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO’s) at the local level; …
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Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

Health Canada program for on-reserve patients adds regulatory hoops

A program designed to tackle mental illnesses imposes longer wait times and more regulatory hoops than would otherwise be required.

Source: Health Canada program for on-reserve patients adds regulatory hoops

Aboriginal Health

Lafontaine: Time for an Indigenous health revolution in Canada

In a well-publicized answer to the reasons for his cabinet’s gender parity, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau famously stated last fall, “Because it’s 2015.” This summarized a self-evident truth: Full engagement of women in our country’s future enhances the value of being Canadian. 615 more words

Columnists

NACCHO #HealthElection16 : Calls for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to head new Federal Indigenous Affairs Department

“We need our own department re-established, with all senior staff working in the newly recreated department being Indigenous. It should be headed up by competent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in all of the senior executive positions so we can work more effectively, both with government and with our people.” 672 more words

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service