Member News Releases

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(OTTAWA) – Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association are disturbed by the conclusions and recommendations outlined in the Fraser Institute report released April 28, 2014. The report’s interpretation of health and economic data could lead to confusion among both policy-makers and the public.

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On behalf of the entire dental hygiene community, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) wishes to express sincere condolences on the passing of former Finance Minister, The Honourable Jim Flaherty.

 

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April 7, 2014 (Ottawa, ON), In honour of National Dental Hygienists Week™, April 6-12, which kicked off today, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Associatoin (CDHA) is pleased to launch a new "Dental Hygiene for Life" promotional video highlighting the role of dental hygienists and the importance of oral health for total health messaging. Check it out at:

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(Mississauga, ON, April 1, 2014) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is troubled but not surprised by the Government of Canada's decision not to renew the Health Accord, also known as a "10-year plan to strengthen health care".

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Psychological Services Coverage to Double from $1,000 to $2,000 for Federal Workers and Retirees

(Ottawa, Ontario) April 1, 2014. The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) applauds the federal government and Treasury Board President, the Honourable Tony Clement, for taking a huge step in the right direction by increasing coverage for psychological services for federal workers and retirees. As of October of this year, coverage for psychological services will double from $1,000 per year to $2,000 aspart of the recent benefit reform package negotiated with the public sector union.

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A report card released today by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada highlights need for improved programs across the country. [see Report Card ]

OTTAWA, ON (March 25, 2014) — Not good enough: too many provinces and territories still don't have adequate programs in place to screen babies for hearing loss and monitor children for hearing problems, says Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).

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(Ottawa, ON), On March 20, oral health professionals in 75 countries around the world will celebrate healthy smiles as part of World Oral Health Day (WOHD). Organized by the World Dental Federation, this annual event is designed to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good oral health across the lifespan.

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The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) today announced the publication of Advanced Practice in Medical Radiation Technology, a framework that extends a vision of advanced medical radiation technology practice and sets the stage for discussion of new roles for practitioners of the future.

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Ottawa, ON: The newly-merged organizations of the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (CHA/ACAHO) are pleased to announce that Bill Tholl has been appointed President and CEO, effective March 17, 2014. He will build and lead an organization that will be the national voice and champion of innovative health organizations across the continuum of care.

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Ottawa, ON: The newly-merged organizations of the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations(CHA/ACAHO) are encouraged following yesterday's reading of the Federal Budget. However, members were hoping for more support as health research and innovation are important to Canada's prosperity and job creation.