Chief Public Health Officer's Report 2016: Health For All Islanders
L-R:Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer; Robert Henderson, Minister of Health and Wellness; and Dr. David Sabapathy, Assistant Chief Public Health Officer.
"I am encouraged that so many of us are wanting to make healthy lifestyle improvements" within the next year, Dr. Morrison said. “I am hopeful that Islanders, with the help of public health, governments, other sectors, volunteer and non-government organizations can create more health equity for all".
Islanders to have improved access to heart and lung rehab services
L-R: Shawn Connolly, Program Participant; Program Facilitator, Heather Cyr; and Minister Henderson touring new cardio-pulmonary rehab program at UPEI.
Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson said the new cardio-pulmonary rehab program being offered in Charlottetown will be expanding to Summerside and Montague. Funding of $325,000 will be provided annually for three PEI locations when fully operational.
New Mental Health Day Treatment for Youth
(L-R): Dr. Jacqueline Goodwin, child clinical psychologist and team lead, tours the new Youth Mental Health Day Treatment Program at the Royalty Centre with Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson.
Prince Edward Island’s first Youth Mental Health Day Treatment Program is another step closer to welcoming clients in August, now that key staff are hired and programming is being developed.
Seniors mental health services
(L-R) Lori Morris, Canadian Mental Health Association; Minister Henderson; and Charlene Duffy, board chair, Canadian Mental Health Association.
In keeping with the theme of the week which focuses on older persons, Minister Henderson announced a new seniors mental health team for Prince and Kings County.
New cancer strategy for PEI
(L-R) Lori Barker, Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Executive Director; cancer survivor Darlene Chandler; Minister Henderson; cancer survivor, Charles Keliher; and Dr. Larry Pan, medical advisor for cancer care and PEI Cancer Coordination Steering Committee.
PEI's new cancer strategy will provide health care providers and community partners with direction for cancer prevention and care over the next three years (2016-2019).