Thursday, 28 May 2015

World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
For World No Tobacco Day 2015, we are calling on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products.
From many angles, the illicit trade of tobacco products is a major global concern, including health, legal and economic, governance and corruption.
Read the entire article, here: WHO World No Tobacco Day.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Do you belong to our PCN?

Your doctor is a member of this PCN 

Your doctor a member of the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network (LBD PCN). This means you are part of the LBD PCN, where a team of doctors, nurses and other professionals will help you improve your health.

There are 42 PCNs providing coordinated health services throughout Alberta. Through a partnership between family physicians and Alberta Health Services, each PCN is uniquely designed to meet the needs of its patients.

In addition to the care you receive from your family doctor, programs and services at your PCN include:

• diabetes management
• weight management
• mental health
• eldercare consultation team
• referral coordination
• Prescription To Get Active
• cardiac rehabilitation program
• specialists clinics
• after-hours clinics (Leduc & Beaumont)

Ask your doctor or health team member to connect you with the PCN services that are right for you.

Click here for a list of doctors that belongs to the LBD PCN.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Get Out Get Active challenge - half way there!

The GOGA challenge is half-way done! Are you tracking your steps and activity and recording them on the website? Those who are recording their activity have the chance to win weekly prizes and will be eligible for our fantastic grand prize!

Make sure you are connected to our Leduc Beaumont Devon PCN Group and see our progress on the map! We are competing against 9 other PCNs; help us push to the finish line by recording your steps!

Join in on our weekly LBD PCN activities to help you get more active!

Move It Mondays
Kick start your week by joining the staff of the LBD PCN for a quick 30 minute walk around the neighbourhood. Meet us in front of the PCN at 12 p.m. each Monday.

Stepping Out!
Join us for a supervised walk on the various paths outside the Leduc Recreation Centre. Each Wednesday at 11 a.m., meet in the foyer of the east entrance for a 45 minute guided walk that included stretches at the end. If it is raining, we will walk on the track inside the Leduc Recreation Centre.

Check out the GOGA website to see other GOGA activities across the region: Upcoming Events

Monday, 11 May 2015

National Nursing Week!

May 11-17th marks National Nursing Week and May 12th is International Nursing Day. Thank you to our Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network nurses Carla and Cherie for your invaluable contributions to our PCN and it's patients!


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health is important not only to you as an individual, but also with your family, friends, and at your place of work. Mental Health AwarenessWeek is May 4-10, 2015. Use this time to talk amongst your family, friends and co-workers about issues related to mental health. Each and every one of us encounters struggles within our daily lives.  A person can struggle with changes in mood, energy, sleep, appetite, weight, concentration, attention and self-worth. Talking amongst our natural supports help us to recognize we are not alone. It also helps us to gain support in accessing counselors, social workers, therapists and psychologists when our mental health is significantly impacting our daily function.  

Terri Ward is a Mental Health Therapist at the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network.