Fact Sheets


- Canadian Health Care System
Canada has a predominantly publicly financed, privately delivered health care system, known as Medicare. Medicare provides Canadians access to universal, comprehensive coverage for medically necessary hospital, in-patient and out-patient physician services. The federal government, the provinces, and the territories share the responsibility of the health care system in Canada.

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- Cross Cultural Communication
Refers to best practices or strategies that proffessionals(and people in general)need to adopt when communicating with people of different cultural, class, or educational backgrounds.

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- Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is a necessary element in your anatomy so that blood can get to the body's organs and muscles.

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- Elder Abuse
ELDER ABUSE can be defined as any act, attitude, or negligence that harms or threatens to harm the health or welfare of any senior person

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- Healthy Living: Physical Activity
Healthy living refers to the notion of maintaining a healthy mind and body by following simple common sense practices in your daily routines. There are several elements that a person needs take into consideration when making choices for a healthy living: food and nutrition, physical activity, stress & mental health, drug & alcohol abuse.

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- Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. The following fact sheet provides a quick summary of different types of diabetes and simple ways to identify and manage it

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- Advocacy
Advocacy refers to the actions performed in support of or on behalf of an individual, group, policy, or cause. Advocacy work provides a voice for those who may be on the margins or on the bottom of the social scale to ensure that their needs are met and their rights are respected.

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- Medication Management
Not using prescription medications properly means patients are not getting the health benefits they should. Improperly taken medications can be ineffective or dangerous. Clear communication with your physician about medication is important. Taking ownership for your own medication is also important.

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- Cultural Competence
Cultural competence in health care refers to the ability of a health care system to provide equal care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors. This may include the creation of service delivery models that meet patients? social, cultural, and linguistic needs.

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- Healthy Living: Food and Nutrition
Healthy living refers to the notion of maintaining a healthy mind and body by following simple common sense practices in your daily routines. There are several elements that a person needs take into consideration when making choices for a healthy living: food and nutrition, physical activity, stress & mental health, drug & alcohol abuse.

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- Healthy Living: Stress and Mental Health
Healthy living refers to the notion of maintaining a healthy mind and body by following simple common sense practices in your daily routines. There are several elements that a person needs take into consideration when making choices for a healthy living: food and nutrition, physical activity, stress & mental health, drug & alcohol abuse.

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- Heart Disease
Refers to any of several abnormalities of the heart and its function in maintaining blood circulation. Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in Canada each year. Among the most common causes of heart disease are degenerative changes in the coronary blood vessels, infectious diseases, and congenital heart disease.

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