Indigenous Health Program
This program partners with Indigenous peoples, communities and key stakeholders to provide accessible, culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
Services may include:
- providing an effective, patient-centered approach for improving care to First Nations, Métis and Inuit people and communities through specific services
- working with health zones to facilitate the development and delivery of health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples
- facilitating accessible, culturally safe, equitable health service delivery for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and peoples
Also provides the following:
- cultural and spiritual support for First Nations (Status and Non-status) Métis and Inuit patients and families. Collaborates with healthcare providers around spiritual, cultural and other special needs to facilitate culturally safe and family-centered care
- advocacy for support of Indigenous patients and their families across the continuum of care: from healthcare facilities to community services. Promotes awareness and consultation between patients, families, communities, and AHS staff
- assistance for Indigenous clients, families, agencies, and communities in accessing AHS and non-AHS programs and services
- assistance for AHS healthcare providers to better understand barriers to care for Indigenous populations
- promotes collaboration and partnerships with AHS, the Indigenous communities, and other relevant stakeholders
Service Providers May Include
Indigenous cultural helper, Indigenous health coordinators
Service is available to all First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples who use health services in Central Zone.
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