Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 86

Key messages for this week on COVID-19: Vaccination The proportion of First Nations people 12 years or older who have received 2 or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov 29, 2021 is 69%, up only 1% from last week. This rate has gone up by less than 1% each week for the last

2021-12-10T12:24:08-05:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 85

Key messages for this week on COVID-19: Vaccination About 68% of First Nations people 12 years or older have received 2 or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov 22, 2021. This is only slightly higher than the previous week. About 5% have one dose, a number that continues to decrease. Unless the number

2021-12-03T14:56:53-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 84

Key messages for this week on COVID-19: The number of new positive results increased by 36% to 151.  This is higher than the peak of the 4th wave and is the 5th increase (ie peak? wave?) since the pandemic began.  Of note, the increase across Ontario is not as dramatic as that seen among First

2021-11-29T13:43:18-05:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Chiefs of Ontario Calls for Action to Address Rise of Opioid-Related Deaths among First Nations in Ontario

(Toronto, ON – November 26, 2021) Today, Chiefs of Ontario, in collaboration with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, released two reports entitled “Opioid Use, Related Harms, and Access to Treatment among First Nations in Ontario” and “Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid-related poisoning among First Nations in Ontario”. These reports highlight the increase

2021-11-26T11:41:05-05:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

COMMUNIQUÉ – Ending of Ontario Optometrist Job Action – Resuming Eye Care Services

On Sunday, November 22, 2021, Minister of Health Christine Elliot announced that the province and the Ontario Association of Optometrists will resume negotiations on OHIP Optometrist fees. As a result of this agreement to resume negotiations, the Ontario Association of Optometrists advised the province that any OHIP eye care services that were impacted by the

2021-11-29T13:56:05-05:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 83

Key messages: Vaccination At least 67% of First Nations people 12 years or older have received 2 or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Nov 8, 2021. Vaccination rates are highest in the Central area but increasing everywhere, particularly in North East. Rates within First Nations communities are now similar to those outside communities.

2021-11-23T11:24:57-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Community Liaison Coordinator: First Nations Research and Data Management

We invite you to explore this opportunity to build on your relationships with members of First Nations communities to ensure First Nations research is done with deep respect for and involvement of First Nations.  Your role will be to support and encourage community members to take part in First Nations research and data management efforts

2021-11-18T15:14:12-05:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 80

Key messages: As of Oct 24, 2021, there were 53 new positives, slightly higher than the previous week’s total of 41. The number of positive results among First Nations to date is 5,530. Test volume decreased in First Nations and across Ontario. Increases in sub-regions remain small and similar to last week, with Southeast remaining

2021-11-05T15:20:11-04:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|

Health Sector Update: First Nations COVID-19 Testing in Ontario – Weekly Report 79

Key messages: As of Oct 17, 2021, the 7-day total of new positives was 41, holding steady from the previous week’s total of 43. (The actual number for the 6-day period ending Oct 17, 2021 was 35). The number of positive results among First Nations to date is 5,477. Increases in sub-regions remain small and

2021-10-21T11:15:55-04:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Communications, Health|
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