Red Cross Stories : Community Health

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Community Health

Community health worker contributes to change in community

January 29, 2015 - In Narukumo, located in Central Pokot in Kenya, lives 32-year-old Simon Mariach.  Simon is one of the 26 community health workers collaborating with the Kenya Red Cross to implement change around the community’s perception of health with an aim to reduce or eliminate preventable diseases.

Learning new practices in Pakistan

January 29, 2015 - Every year, 200,000 newborns die in Pakistan in the first month of being born and less than half of women have a skilled health worker present while giving birth.  

Improving access to healthcare in vulnerable communities in Haiti

January 29, 2015 - Five years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Canadian Red Cross continues to improve access to health services for vulnerable communities in Haiti. 

Red Cross celebrates 50 years of Meals on Wheels

November 13, 2013 - The Red Cross branch in Brantford Ontario was the first place to offer Meals on Wheels in Canada. The program was established in 1963 when Elsie Matthews brought the idea back after travelling in England and it all began with a station wagon and 12 clients.

Supported through a family crisis

July 25, 2013 -

The Red Cross Family Support Program provides support for parents and caregivers in times of crisis. At British Columbia’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) we make a tremendous difference in the lives of many, including Krystal’s, whose baby was born with holes in his heart.

Canadian Red Cross

What it means to be a HELP Volunteer

May 28, 2013 -

The Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) provides Canadians with short-term loans of health equipment on a donation basis. The program relies heavily on dedicated volunteers to provide this service in the community.

Arthur Peters looks back on the lasting influence of the Canadian Red Cross

December 31, 2012 - For Canadians like Arthur Peters, the services offered by the Canadian Red Cross provide help when it's most needed and make a significant impact on daily life.

Top 10 Halloween safety tips for families

October 12, 2012 - As your little ones prepare their costumes to trick or treat their way through the night, the Canadian Red Cross has prepared a quick list of 10 tips to make sure everyone gets home safely.

Community housing programs help keep low-income residents from homelessness

September 04, 2012 - Organizations like the Canadian Red Cross can serve a much-needed purpose, helping low-income individuals, families and youngsters gain access to vital housing services.

Many Canadians are concerned about access to healthcare

August 07, 2012 - Every community requires high-quality, accessible healthcare in order to thrive economically and socially.