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June 27, 2011
News Releases

June 27, 2011 - Media are invited to attend an event being held in Dettah to address healthy eating, physical activity, healthy weights and obesity in children.

The event is being hosted by the Department of Health and Social Services and is part of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Childhood Obesity Engagement Strategy referred to as Our Health, Our Future: A National Dialogue on Healthy Weights.

June 27, 2011
News Releases

June 27, 2011 - Home Support Workers across the Northwest Territories are being recognized tomorrow (June 28th) on Home Support Worker Day. 

Home Support Workers support daily living activities and provide health services to NWT residents in their own homes and communities. Their services enable residents to enjoy the independence and comfort of their own home as long as possible before entering a hospital or long term care facility which may not be located in their community.

June 14, 2011
News Releases

June 14, 2011 - June 15th, 2011 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Department of Health and Social Services wants residents of the NWT to be aware that abuse against older adults can come in the form of financial, emotional or physical.

Through its ongoing campaign, Together We Can Stop Elder Abuse, the Department is encouraging residents to speak up about abuse.  The campaign is intended to raise awareness and provide information on elder abuse in the NWT.

May 16, 2011
News Releases

May 16, 2011 - Dr. Lorne Clearsky will assume responsibility as Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) for the Northwest Territories. He was appointed by Health and Social Services Minister Michael Miltenberger today.

Dr. Kandola who provided Acting CPHO coverage will return to her former responsibility as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer (DCPHO).

May 11, 2011
News Releases

May 11, 2011 - Midwifery services will be temporarily suspended in Yellowknife effective May 6, 2011. The Department of Health and Social Services is conducting a program review and expansion analysis to develop options for a Territorial Midwife Program.

Family Physicians and Nurse Practitioners working for the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority will continue to deliver a full range of comprehensive prenatal, birthing and post-partum services.

May 9, 2011
News Releases

May 9, 2011 - National Nursing Week May 9 to 15, 2011 celebrates the quality health care services nurses provide in the Northwest Territories and across Canada.

This years’ theme for celebrating nursing in Canada is Nursing - The Health of Our Nation. Together, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners provide health services to the residents of the NWT.

April 27, 2011
Public Service Announcement

April 27, 2011 - Media are invited to attend a presentation to the NWT Grade 6 winner of the 2010 National Immunization Awareness Week poster contest.
Rebecca Martin of the Princess Alexandra Middle School in Hay River has been chosen as the 2010 NWT winner and will be recognized at the school by Health and Social Services Minister J. Michael Miltenberger.

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time: 10:30 AM

April 26, 2011
Public Service Announcement
April 26, 2011 - The Hay River Territorial Supported Living Campus’ day program centre is celebrating its grand opening this Thursday. The day program centre will offer programs for moderate to severe cognitively disabled adult residents and clients.
April 26, 2011
News Releases
April 26, 2011 - This year’s theme for National Immunization Week, April 23 - 30, is: Immunization Protects Everyone.

In the last 50 years, immunization has saved more lives in Canada than any other health intervention which is why the Government of the Northwest Territories is urging residents to ensure their immunization records, and their children’s, are kept up-to-date.
April 8, 2011
News Releases

April 8, 2011 - The Department of Health and Social Services is currently working on developing Health and Social Services Professions Legislation, which would provide for professional licensing for a number of health and social services professions under one Act.

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