New funding program addresses Aboriginal maternal health

Dec 2, 2016

(Edmonton, Alberta)… Alberta Innovates, Merck Canada Inc., and Alberta Health Services today announced the launch of a new program “Innovation to Improve Access and Care Quality for Aboriginal Women in Alberta” to address maternal health needs in the indigenous communities of Alberta. With the help of a $1 million grant from Merck Canada Inc., through the Merck for Mothers program, and a $300,000 grant from Alberta Innovates, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will partner with Merck to develop the collaborative initiative to improve access to high quality care for aboriginal mothers in Maskwacis, Little Red River Cree Nation and inner-city Edmonton.