Media Advisory - Major investment to improve patient care in the Northwest Territories

OTTAWA, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada's Minister of Health, and Robert C. McLeod, Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories, will announce a major investment in research to improve patient care and Indigenous Peoples' health outcomes in the Northwest Territories.

Following this announcement, Minister Philpott will visit the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research to meet with researchers and community members working on projects related to climate change, health systems stewardship in the High Arctic, and promising practices in suicide prevention in the North.

Media are invited to speak with the Ministers, territorial partners, researchers, and take photos and video.


Funding Announcement –


July 19, 2017


3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Great Hall, Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
4517 48 St., Yellowknife, N.T.
X1A 2L9

Visit –


July 19, 2017


4:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.


Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
3506 McDonald Dr., Yellowknife, N.T.
X1A 2H1


SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For further information: Andrew MacKendrick, Office of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, 613-957-0200; Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 613-941-4563,; Jhillian Adams, NWT Dept. of Executive and Indigenous Affairs, 1-867-767-9140 ext. 11096,


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