CBHSSJB meets with Health Canada First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Quebec)

October 17, 2016

On Friday, October 14, 2016 the CBHSSJB Chair and Executive met in Montreal with the expanded management team of the Health Canada First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Quebec). Health Canada is an important partner of the Cree Health Board and the Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee. At the meeting, the partners discussed CBHSSJB programs that receive Health Canada funding, as well as the priorities the CBHSSJB has identified for its next Strategic Regional Plan.

While most of its budget comes from the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, the CBHSSJB receives targeted Federal funding for a range of programs, including:

  • Healthy child development (prenatal nutrition, FASD awareness and prevention)
  • Mental wellness (NNADAP, Youth Solvent Abuse, Residential Schools Resolution - Health Support)
  • Healthy living (chronic disease prevention, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, tobacco reduction)
  • Primary care (Home and Community Care)
  • Health planning, management and governance

Federal funds are also used to support Iiyuu Ahtaawin Miyupimaatisiiun, an initiative to enable communities to determine their own health priorities and integrate health and wellness into urban planning. Health Canada also provides support for community-run programs including Brighter Futures, Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Youth Suicide Prevention, and it funds the Cree Nation Government Child and Family Services Department Maternal and Child Health program (managed by the CBHSSJB) and Head Start.

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Photo: Don Ellis