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Programs & Services


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 peoples in Alberta.

This program:

  • enhances cultural competencies of healthcare providers
  • improves access to health services
  • customizes approaches for specific health challenges
  • addresses addiction and mental health issues
  • monitors the health of the Indigenous population

These priority areas are dependent on the foundational priorities of engagement and relationship building. Building relationships with Indigenous peoples, communities and the various stakeholders involved in delivering Indigenous health care services is necessary to achieving progress.

This program also:

  • helps Indigenous patients and families throughout their hospital stay
  • provides traditional wellness and cultural support
  • connects Indigenous patients and families to health services and programs
  • works to create partnerships in areas of public health, prevention, promotion, and chronic disease management

Access
Service Providers May Include
community health representatives, cultural helpers, registered nurses (RNs), traditional wellness counselors
Eligibility

First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis, and Inuit peoples and their families.

Referral Needed

Can self-refer or be referred by family or a friend.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

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