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November 28, 2017: Pushing the case for Nurse Practitioner funding

Pushing the case for Nurse Practitioner funding Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 06:00 am By: Simon Ducatel (Sundre Roundup) A delegation of local elected officials, medical professionals and community members led by MLA Jason Nixon recently travelled to Edmonton to push the case for improved nurse practitioner funding in the province. “He did a fabulous job representing […]

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November 7, 2017: Funding model needed for nurse practitioners

Sundre Roundup: The absence of provincial support to accommodate nurse practitioners in Alberta is creating a gap in providing access to an important health care option. “Nurse practitioners in Alberta have no funding model that would allow them to participate in primary healthcare,” wrote Eric Lavoie, president of the Nurse Practitioners Association of Alberta….

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February 22, 2017: The real challenge to Canada’s health system is not wait times

The real challenge to Canada’s health system is not wait times ANDRÉ PICARD PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTER FEBRUARY 16, 2017 Canada has some of the longest waits for medical care in the developed world. Same-day or next-day appointments with a doctor are difficult to get – and in the evening or on weekends, fuggedaboutit. Waits in […]

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March 22, 2017: Institute of Health Economics

The Economic Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner Demonstration Project Last week, Alberta Health announced that four health care centres (The Alex Community Health Centre in Calgary, Pure North S’Energy in Calgary, the Calgary Urban Project Society [CUPS], and the Boyle McCauley Health Centre in Edmonton) will receive an additional $10 million dollars to hire nurse […]

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