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October 19, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased mental health on fed’s agenda

CMHA Ontario lauds the efforts of federal health minister Jane Philpott for wanting to put a focus on mental health.

October 19, 2016 MCSCS announces overhaul of segregation practices

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) announced its plan this week to overhaul the use of segregation practices in Ontario jails, following the initiation of a 2015 review.

October 17, 2016 Canada should heed call of provincial/territorial health ministers; Invest in mental health and addictions services for Canadians

TORONTO – Leaders in Ontario’s mental health and addictions sector are pleased that Provincial and Territorial Health Ministers agree, Canada’s renegotiated Health Accord must provide a significant increase in funding for mental health and addictions services.

October 17, 2016 FPT must commit to significant investment in Health Accord for better mental health and addictions services for all Canadians

TORONTO – Leaders in Ontario’s mental health and addictions sector are urging the Provincial and Territorial Health Ministers to commit significant investment in mental health and addictions services – especially in the areas of supportive housing and structured psychotherapy – in Canada’s renegotiated Health Accord.

October 14, 2016 Provincial strategy to prevent opioid addiction and overdose announced

Ontario is currently coping with a health crisis related to opioids, specifically fentanyl, a drug that is reported to be 50 to 80 times stronger than morphine.

October 13, 2016 Health Quality Ontario identifies mental health improvement

report-onlyThe latest Health Quality Ontario (HQO) report indicates that providing comprehensive care for people with mental health and addictions remains a work in progress.

October 13, 2016 Help expand a CMHA Food Forest

social-media-graphic-1The unique food forest program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce Branch is in the running for a national competition, with finalists eligible for up to $100,000.

October 13, 2016 E-QIP offers free quality improvement training

The Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is offering a free full-day quality improvement training program that will provide participants with an overview and practical applications of quality improvement methods, tools and techniques. The training, based on Health Quality Ontario & University of Toronto’s IDEAS program, has been adapted to relate to community mental health and addictions service providers.

October 12, 2016 CMHA Ontario participating in Health Quality Transformation

hqt2016-banner-enOn Thursday, October 20, 2016, CMHA Ontario and project partners will be participating in Health Quality Ontario’s annual conference by sharing work the organization has been involved with that is helping advance the quality agenda throughout the community mental health and addictions secto

October 11, 2016 Ontario reintroduces Patients First Act

The Ontario government reintroduced a bill designed to improve access and coordination challenges of the provincial health care system.