Aboriginal Health Outreach Worker
This component funds full-time equivalent urban Aboriginal community health workers in locations that are not approved for Aboriginal Health Access Centre’s. The focus of Health Outreach Workers is to organize and facilitate health promotion, illness prevention and family violence workshops and seminars, refer clients to link with Aboriginal cultural resource people and appropriate health service providers/agencies as well as provide client support and home visits.
In addition, workers will liaise with Aboriginal and mainstream health service providers / agencies to increase access to client services and to increase Aboriginal representation on health decision-making bodies. Aboriginal cultural approaches will be reflected or used as a part of the activities and services.
- To form a relationship between the Aboriginal Communities and mainstream health providers to promote a better understanding of Aboriginal people’s needs through the health related community development activities.
- To increase the number of Aboriginal specific health care initiatives available to the Aboriginal Community through workshops, education seminars, and sharing circles.
- To assist the Aboriginal community with their health needs through health promotion, education and referrals to provide a link to Aboriginal cultural resources, and mainstream health provider, services and agencies.
Summary of Service Provided
- Friendly home and hospital visits.
- Assistance with obtaining health, birth and status card applications.
- Referral to other organizations, agencies and health services as needed.
- Information sessions, workshops and gatherings on a variety of health issues and concerns.
- Updated information on the Non-Insured Health Benefits. (Available Upon Request)
- One-to-One Peer Counselling
- Health Advocacy
- Can-Am IFC Potluck & Social (Last Tuesday of every month September – June)
- Diabetes Information / Support Program
- Nutrition Classes
- Sexual Health Program
- Weight Loss Program