HEALTHCARE:

PROGRAMS IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve Program 

 

The Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve (AHSOR) Program provides early childhood/preschool intervention that supports the development of the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual and emotional well-being of First Nations children. Program clients: children from birth to 6 years of age, and their families living on-reserve.

 

The program is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am – 3pm.

 

 

 

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program 

 

The goal of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program-First Nations and Inuit Component (CPNP-FNIC) is to improve maternal and infant nutritional health. Program clients: pregnant First Nations and Inuit women, mothers of infants, and infants up to twelve months of age who live on reserve or in Inuit communities, particularly those identified as high risk.

 

 

 

The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)

 

Set up and operate programs aimed at reducing high levels of alcohol, drug, and solvent abuse among on-reserve populations. Also works on developing relationships with other agencies off reserve for referrals and other program deliveries and works with individuals’ one on one with counseling or group sharing. Help set up treatment and home visits.

 

 

 

Mental Health

 

Works with the psychologist that comes to Duncan’s every month, refers new clients and helps with referrals to other agencies. Partner up with other programs within Duncan’s First Nation to put on activities and events that focus bringing people together in a positive way.

 

 

 

Solvent Abuse

 

The program is available to promote issues with solvent abuse and bring awareness to the community with workshops and events. Work with the RCMP and bring in other recourses to be available to the community.

 

Brighter Futures Program

 

The overall purpose of the Brighter Futures program is to improve the quality of, and access to, culturally appropriate, holistic and community-directed mental health, child development, and injury prevention services at the community level to help create healthy family and community environments.

 

National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

 

As a program, the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) supports a range of community-based solutions and activities that contribute to improved mental health and wellness among Aboriginal youth, families, and communities.

 

HIV/AIDS Awareness

 

The HIV/AIDS program provides HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and related health services to First Nations on-reserve and some Inuit communities. The overall goal of this program is to work in partnership with First Nations and Inuit communities to prevent HIV/ AIDS transmission and support the care of those impacted by HIV and AIDS.

 

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) – Immunization

 

The HIV/AIDS program provides HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and related health services to First Nations on-reserve and some Inuit communities. The overall goal of this program is to work in partnership with First Nations and Inuit communities to prevent HIV/ AIDS transmission and support the care of those impacted by HIV and AIDS.

 

Environmental Public Health Program

 

The Environmental Public Health Program (EPHP) is a community-based program that aims to raise awareness of environmental public health hazards such as water, food and vector-borne illnesses including health problems associated with indoor air quality, mold in housing.

 

Community Primary Care

 

Community Primary Care (CPC) services influence health, including illness and injury prevention, health promotion, cure and rehabilitation. Community primary care services are provided to remote and/or isolated First Nations and Inuit communities where such services are not provided by provincial or regional health authorities. Program clients: First Nations on-reserve and Inuit in Inuit communities of any age. Services may be provided to non-First Nations clients where these services are not otherwise readily available.

 

First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care

 

Community Primary Care (CPC) services influence health, including illness and injury prevention, health promotion, cure and rehabilitation. Community primary care services are provided to remote and/or isolated First Nations and Inuit communities where such services are not provided by provincial or regional health authorities. Program clients: First Nations on-reserve and Inuit in Inuit communities of any age. Services may be provided to non-First Nations clients where these services are not otherwise readily available.

 

Chronic Disease Management/AD

 

There is the CHOICES program that people can sign up for and work with one on one via the Telehealth system to for better chronic disease management. We have the diabetic coupon system for the community members that come see the Nurse/CHR monthly. There is a fitness room opens in the JTM during working hours for community members to get some exercise; there is a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical, free weights, a universal gym and balance boards. Bring workshops and hold information sessions that promote healthy living choices.

 

Medical Transportation

 

There is medical transportation available on reserve; appointments can be scheduled through the receptionists. There is a 24 hour notice prior to appointment for scheduling purposes and cancellations. There is Gas Support available for members who transport themselves to appointments as well as Edmonton Referral Unit 1-800-514-7106.

 

Community Health Representative (CHR)

 

They do the water testing on the reserve, take part in the CPNP, ADI and Homecare programs. CHR’s are involved in all Health related events. They do home visits and is the go to person for concerns regarding health and forwards the information to the correct departments.