Top 5: Health

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On February 18th, at the Windmill, the AYO Politix crew put together our top health concerns ahead of the upcoming provincial by election. Find below our “Top 5: Health” list!

  1. Decriminalize All Drugs
    > decriminalize ALL drug use and treat addiction as a public health concern
    > establish criminal penalties for medical malpractice
  2. Promote Harm Reduction
    > Establish a Supervised Injection Site (See Vancouver Insite)
  3. Provincial Support of Spiritual and Mental Health
    > Scale up WRHA Spiritual Health Pilot Project
    > Establish provincial Mental Health Strategy & create relevant and accessible entry points
  4. Transportation & Triage
    > Increase transportation options for patients needing health services in urban & rural settings
    > Establish a Secretary training program informed by patient experiences to improve triage
    > Implement Brian Sinclair Reccommendations
  5. End Systemic Racism
    > Mandatory cultural competency training for health employees
    > Increase indigenous representation on regional health authority boards and among senior management
    > Implement TRC Calls to Action 18 to 24

These are the topics we will be sharing with candidates in the upcoming Point Douglas by-election and continue to pursue after the election has come and gone.

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