We are so thrilled to officially welcome Russ the Bus to our team.
He just got back from getting a makeover and is ready to hit the road. Keep an eye out on the streets for Russ and remember to Smile and Say Hello!
Oxford County Public Health is doing research about what makes it easy and what makes it hard for people to access opioid-related services. We’re looking for people who use or take opioids, friends and family of people who use or take opioids and people who may use opioids in the future. Opioids can be legal or illegal drugs like fentanyl, heroin, methadone, codeine and hydromorph.
If you want to share your experiences of finding and using services in Oxford County in an interview, please contact Laura Gibbs at 519-539-9800 ext. 3516 or email@example.com. If you have questions about ethical issues in the project, you can contact the Public Health Ontario Research Ethics Coordinator at 647-260-7206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interview participants will receive a $20 gift card as a thank you gift.
According to comprehensive national research, nearly 1 out of every 4 Canadians says they or someone in their household can’t afford their prescription drugs. Many are splitting pills and skipping doses to make the medicine go further. Many others are not renewing or even filling prescriptions to begin with due to the high costs of medications. Canadians also pay dramatically more for prescription medications than most other industrialized countries and Canada is the only country with a universal healthcare system which does not also include universal access to prescription drugs.
Canada’s Community Health Centres applaud the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health’s formal recommendation for the federal government to implement a single-payer, universal prescription drug plan for Canadians. The recommendation comes in the Committee’s report Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for all Canadians, tabled yesterday in the House of Commons.
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Call to Action: On April 6, the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau and key cabinet ministers with recommendations on the mandate and composition of the forthcoming Advisory Council on Implementation of National Pharmacare.
We are asking everyone to communicate these core recommendations to your local MP as well and for them to bring them forward to Prime Minister Trudeau and the federal government.
Visit the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres for more information on this and other advocacy initiatives.
We are pleased to announce that, starting Wednesday, April 11th, our walk-in counselling is open to the public.
Our team of counsellors welcomes anyone over 16 who is looking for individual mental health counselling.
The walk-in times have not changed – Each Wednesday, from 9:00 to noon. The last intake is at 11:00.
Visit the walk-in counselling page for more details.