|Title||The eastern Cree bush-kit program evaluation; its usefulness.|
|Year of Publication||1990|
|Authors||Lavallée C, Cornejo H, James C, Dr Robinson EJ|
|Keywords||Community Health Workers, Evaluation Studies as Topic, First Aid, Humans, Indians, North American, Quebec, Retrospective Studies|
In 1982 the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay in northern Quebec created the bush-kit program to provide hunters and trappers with the technical skills to handle medical problems in the bush. A formative evaluation of the program revealed a decrease in calls and in medical evacuations from the bush and high levels of satisfaction among the participants, health professionals and community leaders. However, specific service accessibility problems were identified at the time of the evaluation as indicated by participation rates of only 50% of the targeted hunters and trappers. These findings as well as discussions with bush-kit administrators led to subsequent improvements in the program and an increased participation rate the following year.
The eastern Cree bush-kit program evaluation; its usefulness.