There are 8 positions within the Health Centre:
Health Director: Julia Knott
CHR: Myrna Alexander
Nurse: Alexis Legall
NNADAP: Dezmar Campbell
Cook: Donna Beaulieu
Here are the following programs through Health Canada in Duncan’s First Nation:
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.
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.
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.
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 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) has developed and implemented a Targeted Immunization Strategy (TIS). The overall expected outcomes of the TIS are to improve coverage rates for routine immunizations, reduced VPD incidence, outbreaks and deaths, and the development of an integrated immunization surveillance system. Program clients: First Nations children under the age of six living on-reserve or in Inuit communities where FNIHB has the responsibility of ensuring the delivery of immunization services.
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, mould 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
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. There are home visits to the clients by the Nurse or CHR.
Chronic Disease Management/ADI
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.
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.