Mississauga, ON – The Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre's (CCAC) free e-newsletter, Health Advisor, provides readers with reliable and relevant information about health care in Canada. Easily accessible online, the newsletter includes stories, helpful tips, fact sheets and health care updates individuals need to remain healthy or get care to remain at home safely.
"Health Advisor provides readers with relevant, reliable information at their fingertips," says Bobbi Greenberg, Manager, Media and Public Relations, Mississauga Halton CCAC. "Our consumer newsletter includes timely stories our readers can use to make informed decisions about their health or care for a loved one."
Special features of each issue include Ask Caroline, a forum where the Mississauga Halton CCAC CEO, Caroline Brereton, RN, MBA, answers readers' questions and also includes feature stories, updates about the Mississauga Halton CCAC and its services, and links to helpful websites and resources.
The Mississauga Halton CCAC coordinates in-home and community support services, information and referral, and long-term care placement. It is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) and serves a population of more than one-million residents in the communities of South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton.
TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - To honour the spirit of Valentine's Day, on February 11 and 12 registered dental hygienists across the province will provide oral care services to the public at no cost.
For the third consecutive year, Gift From the Heart campaign offers a way for dental hygienists to reach out in their community and help members of the public who may be financially unable to receive oral care or have difficultly accessing dental hygiene services.
"Because dental hygienists can work independently outside the traditional dental office, the event also helps to build awareness about the public's right to choose their health-care provider and the importance of preventing oral disease for a healthy mouth and healthy body," said Bev Woods, co-ordinator of the project.
Last year, dental hygienists from all practice settings, including those who operate their own businesses, treated 650 clients during the one-day volunteer event. "Our annual Gift From the Heart keeps growing. This year we expect to help more people so that we can truly make a difference through treatment and public education about the importance of good oral health," adds Ms Woods.
Since September 2007 when legislation allowed dental hygienists to provide their services outside the dental office, more than 150 independent dental hygiene practices - stand alone clinics and mobile services - have opened across Ontario.
"This welcome legislation increases access to affordable and comprehensive dental hygiene care," said Kim Ivan, President of the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association. "Gift From the Heart goes one step further to make sure more people know about dental hygiene's integral role in the delivery of quality oral care in Ontario."
Dental hygiene is a regulated health-care profession with approximately 12,000 practising dental hygienists in Ontario, making it one of the largest of the health-care professions in the province. The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the regulatory body, sets policies and standards to ensure the public receives safe and ongoing comprehensive oral care.
Gift From the Heart participants in Mississauga:
South Mississauga (QEW/Cawthra) Friday, February 11th - Call for appointment
Join in the excitement of 24-Hour Spin at the Hershey Centre on February 20-21, 2009, in support of cardiac care at Trillium Health Centre.
Mississauga/West Toronto – Experience 24 hours of pure energy as you take your turn on one of 250 special stationary bikes. Join over 2,500 riders cycling around the clock for a great cause - the Hazel McCallion Centre for Heart Health. Add live, on-stage music and entertainment on jumbo screens and you’ve got ‘24 Hour Spin!’
Trillium Health Centre Foundation brings back this enormously popular fundraiser, now bigger and better than ever. ‘24-Hour Spin’is an unforgettable opportunity to give your own heart a great work out and to show Mayor Hazel McCallion some heart!
Join us for mega fun with your family, friends and colleagues – let’s heat up the Hershey Centre from 10 p.m., Friday, February 20 to Saturday, February 21 at 10 p.m.