Health & Family Services

Community Health Representative (CHR)

The Community Health Representative (CHR) is responsible for participating in the delivery of high standard Community Health, treatment and surveillance programs in order to provide quality heath prevention and treatment in the community.

The CHR works with health care providers and the community to educate and provide information and support about healthy individuals, families and communities based on a holistic approach to health and health care. The CHR provides up-to-date information and resources to promote healthy lifestyles through education, immunization and clinics.

Membership Homecare/Maternal & Child Health

Home Visitors:
The First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care (FNIHCC) provides home and community care services that are comprehensive, culturally sensitive, accessible, effective and equitable to that of other Canadians. It is a coordinated system of home and community-based health care services that enable First Nations and Inuit people of all ages with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly to receive the care they need in their homes and communities. Program clients: First Nations people and Inuit with disabilities, chronic or acute illnesses and the elderly.

Maternal & Child Health:
The goal of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program is to support pregnant First Nations women and families with infants and young children, who live on reserve, to reach their fullest developmental and lifetime potential. Program clients: all pregnant women and new parents, with long term support for those families who require additional services.

NNADAP (National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program)

Since its origins in the 1970s, NNADAP’s goal has been to help First Nations and Inuit communities set up and operate programs aimed at reducing high levels of alcohol, drug, and solvent abuse among on-reserve populations. Activities fall into three main categories:
Prevention activities, aimed at preventing serious alcohol and other drug abuse problems, including:
  • Public awareness campaigns;
  • Public meetings;
  • Public speaking;
  • Developing content for schools on alcohol and drug abuse;
  • School programs;
  • News media work; and
  • Cultural and spiritual events.
Intervention activities, aimed at dealing with existing abuse problems at the earliest possible stage, including:
  • Recreation activities for youths;
  • Discussion groups and social programs; and
  • Native spiritual and cultural programs.
Aftercare activities, aimed at preventing alcohol and drug abuse problems from reoccurring, including:
  • Counselling;
  • Sharing circles;
  • Support groups;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Support visits;
  • Outreach visits;
  • Treatment referrals;
  • Detox referrals;
  • Social service referrals;
  • Medical referrals; and
  • Band services referrals.

Mental Health

The Mental Health program provides individual counselling to members of the community.

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