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Aboriginal Health

This section contains information on topics that may be relevant and useful to Aboriginal Persons and any person interested on aboriginal topics including:

The Aboriginal Health Transition Fund

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:

Program Lead Title
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

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