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Notice of reduced accommodations and flight availability during Winter 2018/2019

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has issued a notice regarding Medical Transportation. Click here for the official notice.

"Due to circomstances outside of our control the Sioux Lookout NIHB program has historically experienced challenges with the availability of flights and hotel accommodations for our First Nations and Inuit clients traveling for medical reasons to Sioux Lookout, ON during December 2018, February and March 2019.

In order to best serve our clients we ask that routine non-urgent appointments be scheduled ouside of the dates of December 17 to Jan 3, 2019, February 8, to 17, 2019 and March 8 to 17, 2019 where possible.

For appointments that can not be rescheduled or those of an urgent or pressing nature, every effort will be made to book travel. Consultation with reffering physicians may be required should challenges beyond our control be encountered.

As always, NIHB remains commited to making all travel arrangements a priority as per the needs of the clients. I am confident that through open communication and collaboration we will collectively best serve our NIHB clients during these periods.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm Regards,

 

Cynthia Lucier

Manager, Program Delivery, NIHB Northern Operations"

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Orientation to Community/Family Healing Program

family healing pikto 2018.jpgSioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority’s Regional Wellness Response Program is accepting applications for its October 19-26 intake of the 6-day Community/Family Healing Program. This program will introduce concepts of healing and wellness for community, family and self through an Indigenous lens. It will deepen self-awareness, promote healthy life skills and provide participants with tools for relationship and parenting skills.

To apply, please fill in the application (click here) and fax to (807)737-6195.

For more information:

Andrea Dziadek

Mental Health Promoter

Andrea.Dziadek@slfnha.com

Toll Free: 1(866)337-0081

Tel: (807)737-5644

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Annual General Meeting - Draft Agenda - September 11, 12 and 13

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

2018 Annual General Meeting - Draft Agenda

 

Click here to download PDF version of Draft Agenda

 

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SLFNHA recognizes World Hepatitis Day

SLFNHA staff of Approaches to Community Wellbeing pose with the cake served during their hosted event. From left to Right; Michelle Korobanik, Admin assistant, Ann Cleland, Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist, and Shelly Archibald, Hepatitis C Treatment Nurse.Sioux Lookout, ON  - July 27, 2018

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) took part in World Hepatitis Day on July 26, 2018. The event was at the Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik Hostel at the Meno Ya Win Health Campus in Sioux Lookout.

This is the second year in a row that SLFNHA has participated in the event, and well over 100 people attended. The event provided valuable information and awareness on the disease while providing complimentary refreshments and cake.

“The highlight for me is always about speaking with hostel clients and families about the work being done around Hepatitis C,” said Shelly Archibald, Hepatitis C Treatment Nurse at SLFNHA.  Archibald also expressed the importance of dispelling the myths about the disease. In addition she wishes to express her gratitude to the Hostel staff for their assistance in the event.

The Official World Hepatitis Day is on July 28, 2018 is a coordinated event by the World Hepatitis Alliance. For more information please check out the SLFNHA Hep C Program  or through the World Hepatitis Alliance.

 

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Request for Proposal (RFP) for External Audit

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) is seeking out a Request for Proposal for an external audit. Click here for more information.

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Non Insured Health Benefits Program Updates - July 2018

There is an updated Drug Benefit List (DBL) now available. The DBL is a list of drugs and products covered by the program

Click here to see a link to all program updates for NIHB.

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