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Hospital Prenatal registration/screening is encouraged early in pregnancy, between 15-18 weeks. At registration, all clients complete the Best Beginnings intake information which includes a brief screen for depression/smoking/social situation. Information is forwarded...Read More
The Cervical Screening Program is a true population-based screening program, using two databases (from the Ministry of Health and the Cancer Registry). Saskatchewan is the only province that has accomplished this. The screening programs work directly with the...Read More
The City of Toronto Homemakers and Nursing Services is the first site in Ontario to pilot the iGuard system, an occupational safety system for community workers. The city has a diverse mix of clients with mental health and addictions issues that make community workers...Read More
In Canada, suicide is the second leading cause of death among persons between the ages of 10-24. Documentation of suicide risk assessment is complex and requires identification of risk factors combined with a clinical knowledge of the client, and must include...Read More
The goal of this initiative is to reduce the pain experienced by children receiving vaccinations, thereby encouraging children and their parents to adhere to vaccination schedules, leading to increased personal and community protection against vaccine preventable...Read More
The influenza immunization program is the largest, most costly immunization program in Canada. More than 10 million doses of the influenza vaccine are administered to Canadians each year and hundreds of millions of doses are administered globally. The return on this...Read More
Forest fires cause some of the worst air quality that British Columbians will ever experience and many studies show that smoke exacerbates asthma and other respiratory conditions. There has also been an increase in severe fire seasons in BC over the past two...Read More
Overdose is the most common cause of death among people who use illicit opioids. It is also a significant cause of mortality among people receiving methadone maintenance therapy for opioid addiction and among people prescribed opioids for pain. Canada has the...Read More
Many children in the Sud de Lanaudière territory who are eligible for the application of dental sealants to prevent tooth decay do not have access to the service due to school facility problems. Only 50% of the schools in the territory had adequate rooms available for...Read More
As tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease, it is the responsibility of healthcare agencies, such as hospitals, to provide a healthy and safe environment, free from exposure to second-hand smoke, and tobacco related triggers. Further, as a...Read More
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