Health Programs

Environmental Public Health

Program Objectives:

  • The Environmental Public Health program is a specialized field of public health focused on ensuring the health and safety of communities through inspection, education, and intervention via recommendations to Chief and Council
  • The goal is to assist people who provide services to the community and give them the knowledge and power to control health factors in their local environment. This is done in order to prevent illness, promote health, and prolong life on a population level
  • Some responsibilities under this program include: the delivery of safe drinking water; solid waste and wastewater management; healthy housing; food safety; facilities such as pools, daycares, and salons; communicable disease control; and emergency preparedness

Client Navigation & Utilization

Program Objectives:

  • Work cooperatively with care providers to develop best standards and practices around processes and quality improvement for the discharge planning program
  • Working closely with our First Nations people to create a better form of healing post-discharge using holistic and traditional practices

Health Care System Planning

Health Care System Planning aims for reconciliation through health. Their work will:

  • Run parallel and overlap with the planning of the All Nations Hospital and the All Nations Health System, while driving physician recruitment and cross-border access
  • Integrate and collaborate amongst area agencies to deliver culturally appropriate, patient-centred, equitable care for people in First Nations communities, unincorporated areas and municipalities through strong partnerships with First Nations and Métis
  • Create efficiencies and improve population health to allow realignment of funds away from high-cost transportation, emergency & judicial services, and towards improved primary care and preventative programs

Cancer Care Project

The focus of this multi-year, multi-partnership project is to assess, evaluate, reconfigure, create and implement a complete and seamless pathway in the cancer journey for the KCA communities. The goal of improving the continuum of the cancer care journey from first suspicion to survivorship (whether it be palliative care, end-of-life care or ongoing health promotion/education, monitoring and support) is achievable only in partnership working with and for communities most affected by the high burden of illness together with those involved in policy and delivery of cancer care.

Long Term Care

Program Objectives:

  • Community based Homemaker & Home Support Service
  • Designed to provide in-home service to the Elderly and disabled as well as prenatal, postnatal and post surgical care
  • Assist individuals to remain in their homes instead of in long-term care facilities or hospital settings

Primary Care

The goal of the KCA primary care initiative is to expand and further coordinate wholistic, patient-centred, culturally appropriate primary care services for First Nations communities

This includes expanding physician and other interdisciplinary primary care services to:

  • Increase equitable access to primary care providers in First Nations Communities
  • Promote overall wellbeing and improved health outcomes
  • Create a more robust primary care system within communities

Climate Change Adapt

Adapting to Climate Change in Anishinaabe Communities

The Mother Earth is Sick project examines the impact of environmental change on Anishinaabe communities. Key to this project is ensuring that the local and traditional knowledge and children perspectives are at the heart of the identification and discussions of environment-risks and adaptation planning. This is a child-friendly, gender sensitive, and culturally informed project that aims to ensure a holistic view of the relationships between community and environment in order to empower community members to better understand and respond to the current and future effects of environment changes on themselves, their families, and their community.

The Mother Earth is Sick Project has four main goals:

Diabetes Education

Program Objective: Our program strives to provide practical and useful skills and knowledge to promote health and optimal diabetes management. The Diabetes Team will conduct a variety of activities and events to bring awareness of diabetes and diabetes prevention to our communities.

Children’s Health Promotion

Program Objectives:

  • Provide programming on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Indigenous Children’s Nutrition
  • Support Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Workers and FASD and Maternal Health Workers
  • Help clients and their families access prenatal care, parenting, cultural needs, harm reduction services and nutritional supports for healthy development of children & their extended families

Gambling Awareness

Program Objective: The Gambling Addiction Awareness Program delivers wholistic approaches to address & reduce the harm associated with problem gambling in the 28 first nation communities in the Treaty 3 area in a culturally appropriate manner.

Tobacco Reduction

Program Objectives: 

  • Support those who wish to reduce their commercial tobacco use
  • Learn about Traditional vs. commercial tobacco use
  • Create a commercial tobacco reduction and control strategy