Health Center

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Vision Statement

“Building a healthy community through our customs, values and traditions under the guidance of our Elders”

Mission Statement

We will continue to promote and deliver opportunities for Sturgeon Lake First Nation individuals, families and the community as a whole, for a safe and secure environment in which to strengthen bonds through holistic healing.

Goals and Objectives

  • To promote healthy and holistic lifestyles
  • To provide prevention services and access to treatment services for all Sturgeon Lake First Nation members
  • Management of all health resources including human and financial enhance community participation in health issues
  • To ensure the availability of appropriate programs and facilities for the production of a healthy community
  • To provide positive leadership in the delivery of all health programs.

Holistic Health Programming

Physical Health:

  • Nursing
  • Dental Therapy
  • Prenatal Program
  • Wellness Checkups
  • Recreation programs
  • Water Quality

Emotional Health:

  • NNADAP
  • Mental Health Therapy
  • Crisis Counselling
  • Men’s & women’s talking circles
  • Referral services
  • Elders counselling

Spiritual Health

  • Elder Services
  • Traditional ceremonies
  • Cultural Teachings
  • Pipe ceremonies

Mental Health

  • All existing health programs
  • Men’s Circles
  • Traditional Parenting
  • Women’s Awareness Group
  • Traditional/Cultural workshop

Health Elders Advisory Council

Community Health Nursing

  • CHRONIC PROGRAM
  • SCHOOL
  • TB PROGRAM
  • COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
  • CHILD WELLNESS
  • WELLNESS CLINIC
  • LIASON/SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
  • PREVENTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION
  • PRENATAL/POSTAL PROGRAM
  • SCHOOL PROGRAM
  • CHILD WELLNESS PROGRAM
  • COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
  • COOKING/NUTRITION WORKSHOP

Community Health Representative Program

They provide support to the Community Health nurses and programs.

NNADAP (Addictions Prevention Program)

  • Provide a number of programs for the membership
  • Weekly AA meetings
  • Annual Baby Crawl
  • Transportation to and Liaison with Treatment Centres
  • Counselling
  • Support and Aftercare to Clients returning from Treatment
  • Referrals
  • Workshop Coordination
  • Annual Suicide Prevention Workshops

Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

THE CPNP PROGRAM IS OFFERED TO ON-RESERVE PRENATAL/POSTAL CLIENTS

PROGRAM CONSIST OF:

  • MILK & DIARY COUPONS TO ALL PRENATAL AND POST NATAL (UP TO 1 YEAR IF BREASTFEEDING)
  • GOOD FOOD BOX
  • HEALTH EDUCATION FOR CLIENT/FAMILY
  • TRADITIONAL PARENTING CLASSES
  • COOKING CLASSES
  • HOSPITAL TOUR
  • PREGNANCY EDUCATION
  • CARING – FOR THE BABY CLASSES

Mental Health Therapy

Provide mental health therapy services to the community:

  • Group counselling
  • Marital counselling
  • One on one counseling
  • Counseling is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week
  • She is currently mentoring one of our band members, a BSW to provide
  • MHT services

Water Quality Technician

The Water Quality Lab Technician is responsible for monitoring the quality of the water to ensure it is safe to drink. He does that by testing the water TX plants, the water trucks, individual homes and the offices. Fred also does safe drinking water education.

Dental Therapy

THE PRINCE ALBERT GRAND COUNCIL TO DELIVER DENTAL THERAPY SERVICES IN STURGEON LAKE

  • ON SITE TREATMENT
  • PREVENTATIVE EDUCATION AT THE SCHOOL AND WELLNESS CLINICS
  • REFERRALS TO DENTIST AND ORTHODONTIST

Maternal Child Health Wellness Worker

Provide services to female band members to promote healthy lifestyles and to provide support.

Brighter Futures

This program allows for many different activities:

Sponsoring the FSIN summer and winter games, youth activities in sports, recreation and culture, wellness activities, mental health therapy, first aid and safety, the interagency group, band member conference attendance, leadership wellness and the elders annual trip

Family Violence

NAC provides funding to allow the band to address the issues around violence.

We have two support groups that are funded through this initiative. (men’s and women’s) that meet on a weekly basis.

We have been working with the Elders Council to seek guidance on specific ways to deal with this volatile issue.

A portion of this funding is utilized during NAAW at the school.

The NNADAP Coordinator offers community workshops dealing with this issue.

Facilitators work with the staff and boards to ensure they are familiar with the issues.

Medical Transportation

Services provided through this program are:

  • Medical taxi coordination
  • Private mileage coordination
  • Specialist appointment verification
  • Compiles statistics
  • Reporting to FNIHB
  • Arranges meals and accommodations for specialist appointments
  • Determines eligibility for optometrist appointments

Traditional Parenting

Provide education on parenting, counseling and an opportunity for parents to share in a safe environment.

Home and Community Care Program

Mission Statement

Sturgeon Lake Home and Community Care program will offer quality services in a holistic manner to assist clients to maintain independence in their own home. Home and community Care program will promote wellness and enhance the clients responsibility for their own health.

Senior Management

Danny Moosehunter Health Portfolio Councillor
Shirley Bighead Health Director of Health
Norma Senior Health Nurse/Home Care Coordinator

Administration/Support Staff

Tanya Felix Administrative Assistant
Roland Cairns Operations Manager/Finance Clerk
Debbie Moosehunter Medical Transportation Clerk
Patricia Ermine Nursing Clerk/Receptionist
Trevor Roberts Janitor/Maintenance

Community Health Workers

 Darren Skibinsky  Community Health Nurse
 Karen Miller  Community Health Nurse
 Bonnie McLeod  Home Care Nurse/Assessor
 Carla Daniels  Part Time Home Care Nurse
 Margaret `Betty`Ermine  Community Health Representative
 Frederick Felix  Community Health Representative/Diabetes Prevention Worker
 Wantia Bear  Maternal Child Health Worker
 Lorraine Ermine  Home Health Aide
 Donna Moosehunter  Home Health Aide
 Jennifer Ermine  Home Health Aide
Mary Rose Naytowhow Addictions Coordinator