First Nations Public Health Model Taking Shape


A First Nations specific Public Health Model is beginning to take form as an initial draft continues to be revised.  In August, SLFNHA staff met with First Nations representatives of the Public Health Working group to get their input into a public health model.

At the meeting, all of the feedback from community visits was used to develop the vision, values, goals, and various roles of a draft model. This model sought to use language that First Nations in the area could identify with (see diagram above).

This draft was presented to Sioux Lookout area Chiefs at the SLFNHA annual general meeting on September 9-11. Response from the Chiefs was positive and that the model is on the right track.

The Public Health Working Group was also pleased with the results of the draft model.

The next phase of development includes:

  • Developing a human resources plan to accompany the model.
  • Meeting with the Public Health Working Group to plan for the transition period after HSIF funding ends.
  • Developing an implementation plan to turn the model into reality.

For more information about the project, please visit our Public Health page.