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Health

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We are responsible for the delivery of the following programs: Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve Program, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program, The National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Mental Health, Solvent Abuse, Brighter Futures, Environmental Public Health Program - Drinking Water, HIV/AIDS, National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy, Home and Community Care, Public Health, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiaitve, Maternal Child Health, Medical Transportation, and Gas Support (Medical Travels)/Bus Warrants.

Health Programs

Aboriginal Head Start On-Reserve (AHSOR)

Provides early childhood/preschool programing that supports the development of physical, social and emotional well-being of Sucker Creek First Nation children. The program services children 3 and 4 years of age (by December 31), and their families.

The program is run:

  • Monday and Wednesday - 9am to 1pm for 3 year olds
  • Tuesday and Thursday - 9am to 3pm for 4 year olds
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)

Provides programs and services to improve maternal and infant nutritional health. Program is designed for pregnant women and mothers of infants up to 12 months of age living on reserve. Parental classes include:

  • Breast Feeding
  • Labour and Delivery
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Immunizations
  • FASD
The National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)

The NNADAP provides services and resources that work towards the improvement of the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health of the Sucker Creek members affected by addictions. The mission of NNADAP is to promote healthy spirits and sober lifestyles while providing a full continuum (range of services) of culturally sensitive intervention (treatment approaches) and prevention and intervention practises and policies. Services offered to Sucker Creek membership living on-reserve and individuals with approved residency. In community programming varies annually based on community needs.

NNADAP Treatment Centres
  • Beaver Lake Wah Pow Treatment Centre - Lac La Biche
  • Blood Tribe Youth Wellness Centre - Standoff
  • Footprints Healing Centre - Morinville
  • Kainai Healing Lodge Centre - Cardston
Mental Health

Visiting Mental Health Therapist every Wednesday. Joint ventures with other programs within Sucker Creek to put on workshops, training, activities and events to meet the needs of the nation.

Solvent Abuse

The program is available to promote issues with solvent abuse and bring awareness to the community with workshops and events. Work with the RCMP and bring in other resources to be available to the community.

Brighter Futures

The Brighter Futures program is to improve the quality and access to culturally appropriate and holistic child development, injury prevention and family oriented services to help create healthy family and community environments.

Environmental Public Health Program - Drinking Water

A community-based program that aims to raise awareness of environmental public health hazards such as water and food borne-contamination. This programs primary focus is on drinking water safety through community-based water sampling. Annual community water sample program, weekly water truck, water plant and main line testing.

HIV/AIDS

Provides HIV/AIDS/HCV/STBBI education and prevention to residents of Sucker Creek First Nation. The overall goal of this program is to prevent/reduce HIV/AIDS/HCV transmission and support the care of those impacted by HIV and AIDS. Sucker Creek has partnered with three First Nations in a research project called DRUM 2 to develop a Share Care Model.

  • HCV = Hepatitis C
  • STBBI = Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections
National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

The National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) supports a range of community-based activities that contribute to improve mental health and wellness among SCFN youth. Programming runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 9pm at the Youth Centre.

Programming includes:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Addictions
  • Gang Awareness
  • Grief & Loss
  • Nutrition

Also other awareness activities identified by participating youth

  • 24 Hours Suicide Prevention - 1-800-784-2433
  • Mental Health Help Line - 1-877-303-2642
  • Peace Country Sexual Assault - 1-888-377-3223
  • Addictions Help Line - 1-866-332-2322
  • Bullying Help Line - 1-888-456-2323
  • Kids Help Line - 1-800-668-6868
  • Fairview Crossroads - 1-877-835-2120
Home and Community Care

The ACFN Home Care Program is a comprehensive integrated and coordinated home care and assisted living program to assist residents in achieving and maintaining independence and well-being.

Essential services include:

  • Client Assessment
  • Home Care Nursing
  • Case Management
  • Personal Care Support
  • Linkages and Referral to other health agencies
  • Provisions of and access to specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Record Keeping
  • Data Collection
Public Health

The primary role of Public Health is the promotion of wellness, the protection of health, and prevention of injury, illness and disease. Objectives are achieved by increasing awareness, educational presentations, leadership, partnerships, and hosting of community events and/or activities that promote wellness.

Programming includes:

  • Prenatal/Postnatal Classes
  • Well Baby Clinics
  • Immunization/Flu Clinics
  • Health Education
  • Chronic Disease Screening and Education
  • Foot Care
  • CDC follow up

CDC = Communicable Disease Control

Aboriginal Diabeties Initiative (ADI)

The ADI program is to improve the health of SCFN residents through programs aimed at reducing the prevalence and incidence of diabetes.

Some programs offered through ADI include:

  • Education and Counselling
  • Referrals to dietician
  • Referrals to Aboriginal Diabeties Program
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Medication Teaching and Review
  • Foot Care
  • Annual Diabetes Walk and Activities
  • Retinol Screening
  • Physical Activity Initiatives
  • Food Security Initiatives
  • Good Food Box Program
Maternal Child Health (MCH)

The MCH program works to improve the health of pregnant SCFN women and families with infants and small children (up to six years) including those with complex needs.

The program increases the availability of services to Sucker Creek including:

  • Safer Birthing Options
  • Screening
  • Assessments
  • Case Management

The program also builds partnerships with provincial health system, communities and families. The MCH program assists families in gaining access to community resources to improve health child development.

Medical Transportation

Medical transportation is available to access medically required services at the nearest facility. Clients must be treaty status and living on-reserve to access the medical transportation program through Sucker Creek. Medical vans are available to transport clients to the our nearest facilities to access services for:

  • General Practitioners
  • Dental Services
  • Optical Services
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation Services
Gas Support (Medical Travels)/Bus Warrants

Medical travels or bus tickets will be issued to clients once a referral letter from a General Practitioner to Specialist is submitted to the Medical Transportation Clerk. Edmonton Referral in coordination with our medical Transportation Clerk will arrange accomodations and meals to clients as required

Medical Transportation Policy Link
NIHB Services Link

NIHB = Non-Insured Health Benefits

  • Edmonton Referral - 1-800-514-7106
  • NIHB Enquires - 1-800-232-7301
  • Dental Enquiries - 1-855-618-6291
  • Treaty 8 Navigator - 1-888-873-2898

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