The Community Health Program aims to improve the holistic health of First Nations people and support healthier communities through effective and efficient delivery of programs and services while working collaboratively to enhance community capacity.
The core values are client service excellence, holistic caring, primary health care, community participation, empowerment, and health. Health is viewed as a dynamic physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being process.
Health includes self-determination, the realization of hopes and needs, and a sense of connection to the community. Health is considered a resource of everyday life influenced by circumstances, beliefs, and health determinants.
The Community Health Program offers:
Communicable Disease Registered Nurse
Assist with service delivery, assessment, implementation, and evaluation of the communicable disease, sexual health, and harm reduction programs within our Member First Nations.
Provide support in all areas related to COVID19 pandemic response, including vaccination, contact tracing, and testing within Member First Nations.
Know Your Status Program
This is a prevention through education program with objectives to improve HIV prevention and intervention, decrease stigma, and provide culturally based education to increase knowledge and decrease high-risk behaviours for transmitting HIV and Hepatitis C.
The program also creates linkages to care in rural and urban centres and increases capacity and accessibility to testing, treatment, and care.