YELLOWKNIFE (September 15, 2015) – Members of the NWT Health and Social Services’ system Joint Leadership Council (JLC) met in Yellowknife last week to review progress on plans to establish a Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NWTHSSA).
YELLOWKNIFE (August 13, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.
YELLOWKNIFE (August 12, 2015) – Residents on extended vacations now have an extra month of extra days allowing them to be outside the territory without their health coverage being affected.
YELLOWKNIFE (August 5, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, continues to grow with extreme fire conditions in the area. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.
YELLOWKNIFE (June 11, 2015) – A major step towards the vision of Best Health, Best Care for a Better Future shared by Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy, the Department of Health and Social Services and all NWT Health and Social Services was taken last week.
Mr. Speaker, an equitable and sustainable health care system is one of the priorities of the 17th Assembly. One way we can support this priority is by improving the management of pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Speaker, to date, provincial and territorial governments have each made significant efforts to address the challenges and manage pharmaceuticals in a way that maximizes patient health outcomes while contributing to system sustainability.
Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time today I will table “Working Together: An Action Plan to Reduce and Eliminate Poverty in the Northwest Territories.” This collaborative Action Plan demonstrates our government’s commitment to work in partnership with other stakeholders to tackle poverty in the Northwest Territories. It builds on the great work that produced “Building on the Strengths of Northerners”, the Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework, in 2013.
Mr. Speaker, this government is committed to achieving this Legislative Assembly’s vision of strong individuals, families and communities. By working together in partnerships we can reach our goal of healthy and educated people in sustainable and vibrant communities throughout our territory.
Mr. Speaker, in October 2014, I tabled Building Stronger Families – An Action Plan to Transform Child and Family Services supporting the Government’s commitment to improve the quality of child and family services for those receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act. I am pleased to provide an update to Members on the progress to date and implementation of our Action Plan to Transform Child and Family Services.
YELLOWKNIFE (May 12, 2015) - YHSSA and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) Chief and Council invite the public to a screening of “Our Healing Journey”. It shows the journey that the community of Lutsel K’e, the LKDFN Chief & Council have followed to address the problem of substance abuse in the community. A panel discussion will follow the movie. This event is open to the public and admission is free.
Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015