This section contains information on topics that may be relevant and useful to Aboriginal Persons and any person interested on aboriginal topics including:
In an effort to address the unique health challenges and needs of the Aboriginal people of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government, in budget 2010, provided funding to hire a dedicated Aboriginal Health Liaison. This Liaison will work with Aboriginal governments and organizations in the province to facilitate the development of a holistic and collaborative Provincial Aboriginal Health Policy Framework.
In an effort to improve the health status of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, the federal government has partnered with the provinces and territories to deliver the Aboriginal Health Transition Fund (AHTF). With three distinct funding envelopes, Integration, Adaptation and Pan-Canadian, the AHTF provides funding for Aboriginal initiatives that 1) improve accessibility of health programs and services for Aboriginal peoples; 2) adapt existing health programs and services to better meet the needs of Aboriginal peoples; 3) increase the participation of Aboriginal peoples in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services that serve Aboriginal populations.
Below is a list of AHTF Projects operating in Newfoundland and Labrador:
|Adaption||Labrador Metis Nation||Needs Assessment-Educating Stakeholders|
|Eastern Regional Health Authority||Patient Navigator Project|
|Federation of Newfoundland Indians||Assessment and Education|
|Nunatsiavut||Culturally Aware Foster Care|
|Labrador Grenfell Regional Health Authority||Aboriginal Identifier Project|
|Integration||Nunatsiavut||FASD Integration Project|
|Mushuau Innu First Nation||Collaborative Mental Health Addictions Project|
|Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation||Case Management Project|
|Miawpukek First Nation||E Health Information Systems|
|Labrador Grenfell Health||Labrador Integration Project|