How to apply for a health care card (AHCIP)?

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To get a health card in Alberta, you have to fill out the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) Coverage Application Form, and you must provide some supporting documents to prove your Alberta residency, identity, as well as your legal entitlement to be in Canada. You can apply for a health card in person at a registry agent office or …

Dental Health Bus for Low-income Children and Youth

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Your Health Card is one of the most important documents you need to get when you land in Alberta as a newcomer. New immigrants can apply for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) at a registry office and receive your Alberta Personal Health Card. The AHCIP provides eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services and …

Temporary Pathway to PR for Asylum Seekers Working in Health Care During COVID

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The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a temporary measure which will provide a pathway to permanent residency for asylum claimants working in the health-care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this measure, asylum claimants across the country who are working on the front lines providing direct care to patients in health-care institutions …

Free Online Workshop on Heart Health

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According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number 1 cause of death worldwide, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. We have invited Dr. Anand Chockalingam to deliver a free online workshop on this important topic. Dr. Anand Chockalingam is an Associate professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, based in Columbia since 2006. …

Heart Health through Deeper Self Understanding

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Heart disease is the world’s number 1 killer disease, and causes 10 times the number of deaths in 2020 than COVID-19 despite the pandemic. Join us in this workshop and learn from Dr. Anand Chockalingam (www.hilifejourney.org), who has identified 4 simple yet effective self-help steps to prevent heart attacks. Dr. Anand is an Associate professor of Medicine at the University …

Stay Cyber-Healthy during COVID-19

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It is important to stay cyber-healthy, especially during COVID-19. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security offers the following tips to help Canadians stay cyber-healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Beware of Unsolicited emails and texts COVID-19-related phishing attempts are on the rise. Cyber attackers try to trick you into clicking on links or attachments so they can infect your device or steal your data. …

How to get Healthcare Services in Alberta

  How to get Healthcare Services in Alberta Useful Resources Vocabulary List Knowledge Check Actors and References Video Transcript   This video is available in simple English, with subtitles translated into the following languages عربى 中文 فارسی Français हिंदी Español ትግርኛ     Useful Resources 1) Health Care System Overview Alberta Health Services (AHS) is the health authority in Alberta, …

Basics of a Healthy Lifestyle – Positive Steps to Wellbeing of Women

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A free program for Permanent Resident and  Convention Refugees women Please join us to learn more about: Basics of a Healthy Lifestyle – Thursday, 05/07/2018 Emotional Wellness – Thursday, 05/12/2018 Reducing Cancer Risks – Wednesday, 05/18/2018 Positive Steps to Wellbeing – Wednesday, 05/18/2018 Attend all 4 sessions for the chance to win a gift card!      

World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes

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The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7. It is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by World Health Organization (WHO). In 2016, WHO calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes. Quick facts from WHO: The number of people living with …

Multilingual Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

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During the COVID-19 Crisis, the City of Calgary has many resources available to newcomers that are multilingual. Information related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus is available on the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership website found here: www.calgarylip.ca/covid19-resources. The resources are available in different languages for newcomers to better understand. Alberta Health Services has an online self-assessment tool is made for anyone who is …