KENORA, ON, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is honouring its commitment to support First Nation health transformation initiatives and to help improve health outcomes and access to culturally appropriate health services for Ontario First Nations.
Today, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services,
The funding will support planning efforts in the development of an integrated model of health services delivery, and will include:
First Nations involvement in the planning process ensures that the health needs of First Nations communities will be considered in the development of an All Nations Health Care System. This will also result in a seamless continuum of health services for these communities.
The Government of Canada is committed to reduce health disparities between First Nations and non-First Nations people and to ensure that health systems meet the unique health priorities of the populations they serve.
"Today's announcement of $375,000 marks another step forward along the path to a transformed health care delivery system that ensures the unique needs of First Nations communities are being met. It is my pleasure to make this announcement, recognizing that a seamless continuum of health services for First Nations communities in the Kenora region will lead to meaningful and long-term improvements to their health and wellbeing."
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P.Minister of Indigenous Services
"Improving health care delivery in the North is a priority for our government. Ensuring that all Northerners have access to culturally appropriate care will not only improve health outcomes, but it will also have a positive effect on many other aspects of our daily lives. As always, there is more work to be done, but today's announcement is a significant step in the right direction."
Robert "Bob" Nault, P.C.Member of Parliament for Kenora
"This marks an opportunity to profoundly change the way health services are delivered to the Anishinaabe people of Treaty Three territory. With the support and guidance of our Elders, we can incorporate our knowledge of traditional medicines, ceremonies and our culture alongside other technology to address our communities' health needs. Every step of the way we will continue to work in partnership with all of the Chiefs who have and will continue to advocate for improving health outcomes and services for our First Nation communities in the long-term."
Chief Lorraine CobinessPresident, Kenora Chiefs Advisory
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