'Street Nurses' Take Healthcare to the Streets of Halifax, Canada

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'Street Nurses' Take Healthcare to the Streets of Halifax, Canada

Patti Melanson, a street nurse with Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH), will be speaking about her experiences at a special reception on Monday, June 14th.
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Summary

Beyond Barriers: Photographs from the Frontlines of Health is an eye-opening exhibit of stories and images that form a narrative map of the people, organizations and communities that make up the frontlines of health in Canada.

Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 1:56pm

When health, social service and support services and clinics in Halifax saw their clients facing barriers to care they designed a new service to reach out to clients where they live.  The result:  a new way of delivering primary care to vulnerable populations.  Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) – taking it to the streets.  Patti Melanson is the street nurse behind MOSH and will be speaking about her experiences at a special reception on Monday, June 14th.  Patti’s story, and the innovative stories of many other practitioners from across Canada, are celebrated in Beyond Barriers:  Photographs from the frontlines of health, on display at the Canadian Public Health Association’s Centenary conference.  

Click on the link to learn more about MOSH.

Join us at the reception which will feature remarks from leading frontline health practitioners and will be held on: 

Monday, June 14, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sheraton Centre Toronto - Vide Foyer, 123 Queen Street W. Toronto M5H 2M9

PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of invitations are available for members of the public to view the exhibit and attend a special reception taking place at the Canadian Public Health Association Centenary Conference. Be sure to RSVP to frontlinehealth@grantstream.com for an opportunity to attend this special event.

For more information about the exhibit.

The exhibit is presented by AstraZeneca Canada’s Frontline Health Program, which supports the work of the dedicated health professionals who serve Canada’s most vulnerable populations.

For more information about Frontline Health, please visit www.frontlinehealth.ca.

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Keywords: Poverty | addiction | at-risk-youth | beyond barriers | frontline health | homelessness | isolated seniors | practitioner | rural health | street-involved

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