Category Archives: Initiatives
ChatGPT versus doctors?
You have probably heard about ChatGPT and it’s ability to write essays, articles etc. However, what role could it play in healthcare? More specifically, how does ChatGPT measure up to doctors? To find out the answers to these and other questions, check out the following.
What do Canadians think about digital health? Click here to find out.
“‘Two weeks ago, I told my wife, you know, ‘Bonnie, I’m really happy. I feel very happy.’ I’m dying. I have ALS. But, you know, I’m trying to enjoy my life the best I can.'”
A thread worth reading
If your time is limited today and you can only read one Twitter thread, might I suggest this one? You are apt to find it of interest and time well spent.
It has taken a bit but I am becoming more convinced:— Gregory Travis (@greg_travis) August 28, 2022
1. The initial outbreak took everyone by surprise
2. The initial response was based on the belief this is a severe disease (it is)
3. NPIs (virtual school, WFH, social distancing) would be effective to mitigate (they are)
Something to Check Out.
Date: Tuesday, Sept 27, 2022
Time: 11:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Red & White Club
1833 Crowchild Trail NW
“As our population grows older, we are also seeing an influx of technologies designed to make our lives easier and keep us better connected. This half-day event, presented by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging, the Canadian Frailty Network and AGE-WELL, will host leading researchers who are exploring how accessible and smart technologies are influencing our aging experiences. This free, public event will begin with a lunch and networking session, followed by an afternoon of interactive talks.”
Click here for more information.
Alberta’s first walk-in health clinic led by pharmacists
Many Albertans are without a family physician. However, Alberta pharmacists may be taking on a key role in helping to address this problem. To find out what is being done, check out this article.
Picture Worth 1000 Words
Provincial vaccination coverage. All provinces were given the opportunity to vaccinate their population, some did much better than others. The prairie provinces have the lowest vaccination coverage and also hold 3 of the top 4 spots in hospitalizations. #cdnpoli #covid19ontario pic.twitter.com/OptzrJDpEa— Bill Comeau 🇨🇦🇺🇦 (@Billius27) April 18, 2022
Innovative ways to combating food insecurity.
Food insecurity is a factor that can negatively impact a person’s health and well being. Some Calgary organizations have found some ways to help address this issue.
An Absolute Must Read
If you have not had the opportunity to read this Twitter thread, you might want to do so. It is definitely worth the time.
What I imagine a chief public health officer would write, but can't:— Kashif Pirzada, MD (@KashPrime) January 21, 2022
“Dear citizens, I write to explain some difficult realities. We are tired of fighting Covid-19. Our strategy was entirely based on vaccines, and though they are amazing, their benefits are proving fleeting…