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Health and Community Services - 2002
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 21
Decrease in smoking rates for first half of 2001 - Version franÁaise

January 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, January 23, St. John's  Subject: Primary Care Advisory Committee Report

January 23
Minister releases report of Primary Care Advisory Committee

January 31
Health and Community Services honoured by Lung Association

February

February 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of Ticker Tom Valentine Day School Program

February 12
Ticker Tom Valentine Day School Program launched

February 13
Minister makes appointments to health boards

March

March 8
Minister proclaims Social Work Week

March 11
Early Childhood Educatorsí Week proclaimed for March 9-16

March 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference - Subject: Family Resource Programs - March 13, St. John's

March 13
Minister announces sites for new and enhanced Family Resource Programs

March 21
Government forging ahead with new Strategic Health Plan
Government to increase enrolment in nursing program
Government supports psychiatric assessment/short stay unit
Government supporting rate increase for home support
Additional funds for transition houses
Government continues commitment to health infrastructure
Government continues commitment to personal care homes
Government continues investments in health information technology
Backgrounders

Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS)
Unique Personal Identifier (UPI) and Client Registry

March 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, Subject :Operational review of Health Care Corporation of St. Johnís

March 27
Government releases operational review of Health Care Corporation of St. Johnís

Government discontinuing pilot project on prescription monitoring

April

April 1
Government partners with Community Mental Health Initiative Inc.

April 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Public information session, re: Adoptions Act, April 10
World Health Day proclaimed for April 7

Ministers introduce new employment program for social work students

April 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to present to Commission on Health Care

April 15
Ministerial Statement - Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada

May

May 6
Minister acknowledges National Nursing Week

Minister acknowledges Mental Health Week

May 10
Minister acknowledges Canada Health Day

May 16
Government contributes $75,000 to strategy to get people active

May 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address St. John's Rotary Club Luncheon - May 23

May 28 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Group of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada - May 28, St. John's

August

August 2
Minister visits Carbonear Hospital and long-term care facilities

September

September 9
NOTE TO EDITORS
News conference on Strategic Health Plan

September 10 
Minister releases Strategic Health Plan

September 13
Power of Life Project - Cancer organizations, private sector and government launch unique new cancer initiative

September 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Health Minister calls on NLMA to act responsibly

September 30
Minister releases comparable health indicators report
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, September 30, St. John's subject: negotiations with the NLMA

October

October 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference October 1, St. John's  subject: NLMA job action

October 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: news conference - October 2, St. John's subject: NLMA job action

October 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: news conference - October 3, St. John's subject: NLMA job action

October 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: news conference - October 4, St. John's - subject: NLMA job action

October 6
Talks with NLMA have broken off

October 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers avaliable re: NLMA - October 7, St. John's

October 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers available re: NLMA - October 8, St. John's

October 11
Ministers announce appointment of design consultants for Clarenville Long Term Care Facility

October 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers available re: NLMA - October 15, St. John's

October 18
First meeting for Physician Services Liaison Committee

November

November 1
Minister announces new appointments to Teen Tobacco Team

November 6
Minister announces Provincial Wellness Advisory Council

November 18
Ministerial Statement - Official opening of Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

November 20
Ministerial Statement - National Child Day

November 29
ACCESS House - Rotary support transforms community program

December

December 3
Ministerial Statement - International Day of Disabled Persons
Ministers meet with provincial Pesticide Working Group

December 12
Minister announces Primary Health Care Advisory Council

December 19
Rabies case confirmed in western Newfoundland

December 31
Officials encouraging public to vaccinate pets against rabies


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