November 1, 2011
News Releases

November 1, 2011 - The Department of Health and Social Services is reminding NWT residents that the annual flu season is quickly approaching.  Avoid the aches, fever and misery of influenza by getting your free flu shot and protecting yourself and those around you from that nasty bug.

October 24, 2011
News Releases

October 24, 2011 - On 30 Sept., 2011, Accreditation Canada advised that Stanton Territorial Health Authority has been granted Accreditation.

September 30, 2011
News Releases

September 30, 2011 - Oct. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. In the NWT, events are being sponsored, by a number of partners, to encourage new parents to breastfeed.

In Yellowknife, the 2011 Breastfeeding Challenge will take place:

Where: Northern United Place

When: 10:00am-11:30am Oct. 1, 2011 (Saturday)

September 15, 2011
News Releases

September 15, 2011 - Today is National Community Health Representatives (CHR) Day - a celebration of the dedication and commitment that CHRs have towards teaching, encouraging and supporting healthy style life choices to the people within their communities. The theme for this year is “CHRs – Lifelines to a Healthy Lifestyle.”

September 7, 2011
News Releases

September 7, 2011 - On Friday, September 9, 2011 the Government of the Northwest Territories, regional Health and Social Services Authorities and Non-Government Agencies will celebrate International FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Awareness Day.

September 7, 2011
Media Advisory

September 7, 2011 - Media are invited to attend a World Suicide Prevention Day display at Centre Square Mall on September 9, 2011. The suicide rate in the Northwest Territories is twice the national average.

This year, the NWT theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is Building Suicide Safer Communities.

Representatives from the Department of Health and Social Services, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Family Counselling will be present to answer questions and discuss suicide prevention.


August 26, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

August 26, 2011 - The Minister of Health and Social Services, via Minister Bob McLeod, addresses the house on plans to alleviate the pressures on HealthNet and various other strategic directions.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to read this statement on behalf of the Minister of Health and Social Services, who is currently attending a personal matter.

August 25, 2011
News Releases

August 25, 2011 - Canada’s Northern Premiers are welcoming today’s announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to extend Territorial Health System Sustainability Initiative (THSSI) funding until March 31, 2014.

August 22, 2011
News Releases

August 22, 2011 - The Health Status Report has been released by Health and Social Services Minister J. Michael Miltenberger. The report provides an insight into the health and well-being of the Northwest Territories population.

August 12, 2011
News Releases

August 12, 2011 - To support residents in the stop smoking challenge, Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT’s) will be available to all NWT smokers and smoking cessation prescription drugs will be covered under NWT health care benefits, Health and Social Services (HSS) Minister Miltenberger announced today.