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 Initiative, Maternal Child Health, Medical Transportation, and Gas Support (Medical Travels)/Bus Warrants.
Provides early childhood/preschool programming 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:
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:
NNADAP Treatment Centres
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also other awareness activities identified by participating youth
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:
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.
CDC = Communicable Disease Control
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:
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:
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 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:
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 accommodations and meals to clients as required.
NIHB = Non-Insured Health Benefits