Navigation Links
HHS Secretary Leavitt Signs Agreement With Canada to Improve Indigenous Health Care Delivery and Access
Date:11/1/2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Canadian Minister of Health Tony Clement today to improve the health status of indigenous communities through enhanced international collaborations, identification and reinforcement of best practices, and innovative approaches to learning opportunities.

The signing took place in the Humphrey Building, HHS' national headquarters.

The MOU, which continues the work of a similar five-year MOU signed in 2002 and completed this year, will focus on improving health care delivery and access to health services for American Indian and Alaska Native people of the United States, and the First Nation and Inuit of Canada.

"We have made important strides in raising the health status of indigenous people in the United States and Canada through the sharing of health information, education, and training over the past five years of this partnership," Secretary Leavitt said. "This new agreement holds much promise for future improvements in quality health care services and overall health promotion for Native communities in the United States and Canada."

"This MOU on Indigenous Health has led to tangible progress in the last five years on many important health issues such as maternal and child health, disease prevention and mental health and addictions," said Minister Clement. "The renewal of this MOU demonstrates Canada's commitment to continue working collaboratively with our American counterparts, Aboriginal partners, and others to improve the quality of life and promote a prosperous future for all Aboriginal peoples."

HHS' Indian Health Service (IHS) will administer the activities under the MOU for the United States. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indian and Alaska Native people. It works with tribal and urban programs to provide health services to approximately 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Native people who belong to 562 federally recognized tribes in 35 states.

The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch is the IHS counterpart in Canada. It works with more than 600 First Nation and Inuit communities, other Health Canada branches, and other Canadian government departments to provide health programs and services to address health disparities.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. HSS Secretary Talks About Management of Bird Flu Pandemic
2. UN Secretary Emphasize Action Against Tuberculosis
3. White House Press Secretary to Battle Second Round of Colon Cancer
4. Health Secretary Apologizes For Failed Online Recruitment System
5. UN Secretary General Urges G8 Summit to Act on Climate Change
6. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Renews Goal To Reverse Spread of HIV by 2015
7. Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation
8. Depressed women show signs of earlier onset of Perimenopause
9. More signs to an approaching migraine attack
10. An Indian Bride with signs of SARS
11. Recognize Heart Attack Signs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... Viewers who like to educate themselves on current issues and who enjoy ... societal issues tend to appreciate and love the "Informed" series, hosted by Rob Lowe. ... for causes around the world. , Running for charity has become a ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding Christ ... #TruthwithGrace”: a devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with God. ... with God #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Adventures of ... smart and silly dog who lives his life to the fullest, as God intended. ... published author Patti Holmgren, a mother and grandmother pursuing her passion for writing, especially ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Alexandria, Virginia (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 ... ... quality public health services to their communities, 16 more public health departments have ... This week’s decisions bring another 4.5 million people into the expanding network of ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The MBI “Hall of Fame” recognizes the contributions of those ... a significant impact on the careers of all others involved. , On Monday, ... into the MBI’s Hall of Fame. The induction took place during the World of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... 2017  Zymo Research Corp., also known ... Inc., who designs, manufactures and distributes liquid ... teams Zymo Research,s DNA methylation detection and ... products with Hamilton,s high-throughput automation platforms. Zymo ... microbiomics and RNA isolation for use on ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 ShangPharma, a leading ... cost-effective drug development and discovery services, technology, ... industry, announced today the intent for a ... be consolidating the Contract Research Organizations (CRO) ... ChemPartner. These entities include ChemPartner Shanghai, ChemPartner ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... A ReportsnReports.com report says, over the recent years, global ... sales of Adcetris and Kadcyla have been witnessing rapid growth after ... is driven by large number of ADC drugs in pipeline, rise ... ADCs. ... Tables and 94 Figures, 10 Major Company Profiles, spread across 154 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: