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Public Health Screening

Category:WOMEN
Sub-Category: GENERAL
Resolution Number:800.10.3
Club:London
Province:Ontario
Year:2004
Status:Open
Reaffirmed:
Comments:

Therefore be it resolved that BPW Canada urges the Minister of Health and Health Canada to propose legislation that formally recognizes violence as a public health issue and provide adequate resources to public health services in rural communities to:a. increase the number of public health nurses providing services in rural communities;b. provide additional training to public health nurses in recognizing woman abuse c. increase the number of mobile health clinics in rural community and its effects in order to conduct the Routine Universal Comprehensive Screening (RUCS) protocols and counsel abused women on their rights and resources available to improve their situation;d. increase the number of mobile health clinics in rural communities;e. enhance and expand the telehealth system;f. increase advertising and promotion of resources such as crises lines and health networks;g. strengthen the network of nurse practitioners in rural communities.Further be it Resolved that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada through the Minister of Health and Health Canada to declare RUCS for woman abuse as a major initiative across the country and in conjunction with other federal Ministries, such as Status of Women Canada, fund collaborative projects to implement and evaluate the outcomes of screening initiatives. And Further be it resolved that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to endorse and implement (RUCS) as a public health initiative across the country.And further be it resolved that BPW Canada reaffirm the following resolutions:a. Resolution 600.10.42 Family Violence (1992);THAT BPW Canada petitions the Federal Government to undertake an evaluation of the wife assault policy of the various Provinces to pinpoint the effectiveness of the policy, together with the effectiveness of its implementation.THAT BPW Canada urges the Provincial Organizations to petition their respective Province Governments to develop a fully coordinated system such as that used in Duluth, Minnesota, where policies and social services work as a team offering immediate and ongoing support and resource information to victims (including children) and abusers.THAT BPW Canada urges the Provincial Organizations to petition their respective Provincial Government to provide funding for long-term support services including counseling, housing and retaining for victims of violence and their children.THAT BPW Canada asks the Government of Canada to make the population more aware of the problem of incest by providing an adequate program of preventative information on matters of incest.b. Resolution 600.10.62 Community Coordination Programs to Stop Violence (1996)THAT BPW Canada urges the Federal Solicitor General/Attorney General and other relevant ministries to urge their Provincial counterparts to issue/re-issue and emphasize/re-emphasize directives similar to those outlined in the April 6, 1989 memorandum o Spousal Assault from the Ontario Police College and the Ministry of Solicitor General to All Chiefs of Police in Ontario, specifically emphasizing the police officers lay charges where there are reasonable and probable grounds to believe that an offence has occurred.THAT concerns raised by immigrant and visible minority women�s groups, specifically in a brief submitted by the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada to the Ontario Commission on Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System in October, 1993 about HOW the police intervene in minority and immigrant communities, be recognized and incorporated into directives similar to those outlined in the Memorandum WITHOUT diluting their force, recognizing one solution cannot address multiple and complex problems.

 

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