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The Willow Creek Community Garden has developed a feeling of community pride and taken health care services outside the walls of a building. Some of the benefits of having the garden include the creation of healthy social networks and healthy spaces for children and...Read More
Integrated Service Teams for High Risk Seniors is a program that provides an integrated support service to seniors who live independently but are in need of mental health services and personal care assistance with daily living activities. The program involves three...Read More
Language Access Interpreter Services (LAIS) are available free-of-charge to all Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) and WRHA-funded services, Cancer Care Manitoba, funded dental services, and fee-for-service physicians in the region. Based on an...Read More
The Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Lac-Saint-Jean-Est provides a social information hotline service. The hotline service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can assist with any problem and, in conjunction with local police, can assess the degree...Read More
Ongwanada has an extremely effective Search and Rescue Strategy. An updated policy clarifies the roles of staff and volunteers in elopement situations and establishes a standardized response for all Ongwanada centres and residences. Clients are categorized as Level 1...Read More
Pender Community Health Centre introduced a model for assessing and treating drug users with Hepatitis C. The model involves a weekly peer support group facilitated by a professional counsellor, and a multidisciplinary primary care program that includes specific drug...Read More
This Bed Bug Strategy, designed to promote best practices in managing bed bug infestations for staff working in home care settings, was completed in March 2014 by WoodGreen Community Services. It was piloted by WoodGreen Community Services as a working member of Back...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
In response to the growing challenges in meeting the health care needs of frail, medically complex seniors, the difficulties in timely access to primary care, community care and specialty care, and the health care system’s priority to reduce unnecessary...Read More
Ontario public health units are mandated under the Ontario Public Health Standards to investigate and mitigate potential health risks associated with public recreational ice facilities ('ice arenas'). The nature and operation of ice arenas present a unique environment...Read More
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