The City of Ottawa has proclaimed Wednesday, October 17, 2012 as Physician Day, a day to stop and thank our physician colleagues for their unique contribution to the care of patients, teaching of students and residents, and innovation through research. Here at SWCHC we are adding the Allied Health Staff to this celebration.
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Check out these great tips from nutrition expert Leslie Beck in the Globe and Mail
For information on the cuts to the Community Start-Up & Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) join the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty for an information session about the CSUMB cut and how to move forward. CLICK HERE for all details.
Community Health Week runs from October 1 - 5, 2012. SWCHC will be hosting community oral health clinics in various locations, for more info see our Events page. For more info on other Community Health Week activities across the region and the province CLICK HERE
Please click here to read this months edition of the NESI Newsletter.
How is our community dealing with the influx of condos in the downtown core. Here's a good article from Sunday's Ottawa Citizen Openfile CLICK HERE
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns the public NOT to consume many Daniella brand mangoes from Mexico READ ALERT
The issue of restrictions to the Interim Federal Health Program remain in the news. To read today's editorail in the Globe & Mail CLICK HERE
The NESI (Needle Exchange Safer Inhalation Program) provides information and resources for those using substances. Please CLICK HERE for the August edition.
In the June issue of The Buzz SWCHC Community Developer Emilies Hayes and CCHC Emilie Sartoretto talk about the critical success of community engagement in CHCs.
SWCHC is proud to have on staff one Physician Assistant who works tirerlessly under the supervision of Dr. Kristine Whitehead. For more information on the role of Physician Assistants please click here.
Congratulations to all the staff at SWCHC as we have again achieve WHO Baby Friendly Certification. Special thanks to LC Hoa Duong for all her hard work in advance of our 2012 recertification. For more information on the WHO Baby Friendly Initative http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/bfhi/en/
Join us in celebrating our 40th Annual General Meeting today at 55 Eccles St. AGM redistration for members begins at 5:00pm with the Anniversary Celebrations starting at 6pm in front of the Centre.
Health care and social service professionals across Canada are taking to the streets in protest of the Conservative government’s cuts to refugee health care.
OTTAWA, May 10, 2012 – Physicians in major urban centers across Canada are calling on the federal government to preserve critical health care services currently provided to refugees through the Interim Federal Health Program.