N.W.T. gov’t reveals plans to address discrimination in health care – CBC

Jan 21, 2019

Draft cultural safety action plan includes goals to improve experience, health outcomes of Indigenous people

The Northwest Territories government has revealed its plan to address inequities in health and social services — and several MLAs are applauding the move.

Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy held a public briefing on the department’s draft Cultural Safety Action Plan Wednesday afternoon. It includes a number of goals over the next two years to improve access to services, client experiences and the health outcomes of Indigenous people.

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“This has been something that’s been a conversation for many years. A lot of work has been done to get us to this point,” said Abernethy.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/cultural-safety-action-plan-1.4983609

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