Daily Media Digest March 29, 2021

USask researchers help lead $9-million COVID Variant Rapid-Response Network
Yorkton This Week
“University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Regina (U of R) researchers are joining forces with scientists across the nation …
TAGS: COVID-19, variants, public health, pandemic, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina

Path out of pandemic isn’t straightforward, but hope lies ahead: experts
“… a professor of the history of public health at the University of Waterloo. … director of the Health, Anxiety and Trauma Lab at the University of Manitoba …”
TAGS: pandemic, vaccination, COVID-19, public health, University of Manitoba

Suicide deaths have declined during the pandemic, but experts warn the toll might be yet to come
National Post
“Suicides are a complex issue, and experts caution that the downward trend in death rates in 2020 does not tell the whole story.”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, support, depression

New CHEO building announced in budget “a total game changer”
“Today, the Government of Ontario gave the green light to construct the new 1door4care health-care hub – a pivotal moment in the care for kids, youth and families at CHEO. The 1door4care building is specifically designed as a life-changing, integrated care centre for kids and teens with special needs, medical complexity or facing mental health challenges.”
TAGS: children’s health, innovative care, mental health, CHEO

It’s time for a National FASD Strategy
“… When unsupported, people with FASD are more likely to experience substance use challenges, mental health conditions, involvement in the criminal justice and child welfare system, emotional and physical abuse, trauma, and disrupted housing. The national cost of FASD across sectors is estimated to be $9.7 billion per year and the prevalence rates are currently estimated at 4%.”
TAGS: national strategy, developmental health, children and youth health, FASD, CanFASD

COVID-19: How Canada can become a global leader in health innovation
“The Canadian government has awarded significant funding to innovative research teams for COVID-19-related research projects. about 6 hours ago …”
TAGS: COVID-19, health innovation, health research, funding

Saskatchewan research shows First Nations suffer cardiac arrest at younger age
Toronto Star
“The research looked at cardiac arrests within the ambulance catchment area of Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital. But Dr. Philip Davis, the lead …”
TAGS: First Nations health, heart health, cardiac arrest, social determinants of health