A Prescription for Canada: Achieving Pharmacare for All

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR {Excerpts]Canadians have considered the idea of universal drug coverage, as a complement to universal health care, for over five decades. For such a long-standing debate there is a surprising level of consensus. After hearing from many thousands of Canadians, we found a strongly held, shared belief that everyone in Canada should […]


Rural citizen health councils empower communities: BC researchers Fran Yanor / Local Journalism Initiative Reporter / The Rocky Mountain GoatMay 28, 2020 Several rural health groups are calling for the creation of citizen health councils as a way to correct decision-making imbalances and genuinely involve rural patients in healthcare policy-making. “Citizen patients want a voice in their […]

The ‘Whole-of-Person Retention Improvement Framework’

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Apr; 17(8): 2698.Published online 2020 Apr 14. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17082698PMCID: PMC7216161PMID: 32295246 The Whole-of-Person Retention Improvement Framework: A Guide for Addressing Health Workforce Challenges in the Rural Context Catherine Cosgrave April 14, 2020[Excerpts]Health professionals’ decisions to stay or leave a rural position are multifaceted involving personal, organisational, social and spatial aspects. While current rural […]


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Free online presentation on medication safety for older adults and their caregivers

Do you work or volunteer with an organization that represents, serves, or advocates for older adults? a39100Are you planning next year’s programming? While we still don’t know when we’ll be able to hold in-person events again, consider an online presentation on medication safety as part of your offerings for 2020-2021! More than ever, medication safety is a priority. […]


CAO Cheryl Martens – cao@nakusp.com website: http://nakusp.com From Wikipedia: The Village of Nakusp /nəˈkʌsp/ (Sinixt neqo’sp,[3]) is a village located on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, a portion of the Columbia River, in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. It has a population of around 1,574, and it is known primarily for its nearby hot springs, which are a popular destination for tourists, […]

Privatization the pre-existing condition killing seniors in long-term care

_ A blind 94-year-old Chilliwack, B.C., woman is left confined for two weeks while bed bugs multiply on her mattress.A 79-year-old woman in Viking, Alberta, dies of dehydration and a urinary tract infection caused by remaining too long in unchanged wet diapers.A 63-year-old Brampton, Ontario, man is provided so little food and water that he […]