Data Collection & Analysis

Data Collection & Analysis (Epidemiology)

Health surveillance is the ongoing collection, analysis, and dissemination of health information that helps in public health planning, implementation, and decision making. By establishing a system for the Sioux Lookout area First Nation communities, health indicators will be tracked over time to create health status reports for each community and the region. Health indicators specific to SLFNHA communities will be developed through community consultations. In addition, reportable diseases and other health conditions will be monitored to identify priority areas for programming.

Throughout the development and implementation of this program, the principles of Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP®) will be respected. Ownership refers to the fact that communities own their data the same way individuals own their health information. Control means that communities control who can collect, use, share, and destroy their information. Access means that communities can access the information, and possession means the information is in their physical possession or the possession of a steward of the community’s choice.

This area of Approaches to Community Wellbeing has been supported by the Chiefs in Assembly through Resolution 12-06: Health Surveillance, and Resolution 15-25: Health Data Management.

Our Children and Youth Health Report

This report was created for Sioux Lookout area First Nations. It is intended to inform community leadership and health planners of the current health status of infants, children, and youth.  SLFNHA has tried to make the language in this report accessible and welcomes feedback on how to make future reports even easier to understand. The data contained in this report can be used for planning purposes, funding applications, and advocacy.

This area of Approaches to Community Wellbeing has been supported by the Chiefs through Resolution 18-04

Community Health – Indicators Engagement Summary Report

This report outlines the information gathered during the health indicator engagement process and provides community input into health status measures. Results are compiled from community visits, Health Directors meeting, individual meetings, and telephone interviews. The information will be used for SLFNHA’s planning purposes, and will be returned to all communities to use and share as they feel appropriate.

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