About 12 years ago, the team I was serving on was given the task of training thousands of pharmacists to provide immunization services. This was no small undertaking. Over the course of two years, we needed to train more than 10,000 pharmacists. Our track record to that point was that we had trained less than one thousand.
I love the impact that pharmacists make on public health. Even before the pandemic, pharmacists were already leaders in vaccinating people and creating access points for population in need.
Travel isn’t something that many of us are doing right now but it is something a lot of us are dreaming of. Though it may seem like something that is a ways away there are already people travelling today and some who will be travelling soon, especially now that the borders are reopening.
The funding announced today brings the province's commitment to support Indigenous-led efforts in mental health care to nearly $8 million.