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HEALTH OVERVIEW

MINO BIMAADIZIWIN OF THE ANISHINABEK (Good Health for Our People)

The Health Secretariat of the Union of Ontario Indians consists of fourteen staff members who work at Nipissing First Nation (North Bay office), Curve Lake First Nation and Fort William First Nation. The Health Secretariat staff performs a variety of duties that include Policy Analysis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Education, HIV/AIDS Education, Community Wellness Coordination, administration, reporting, and overseeing a variety of programs that provide funding to Anishinabek First Nations.

The Federal and Provincial Policy Analysts analyze health issues that address the health needs of the Anishinabek communities. The basic role of the policy analyst within Health at the Union of Ontario Indians is to serve as a policy advisor and provide strategic direction to the Health Director and Anishinabek Advisory Council on Health. This could include drafting briefing notes, policy papers and other related documents as assigned.

Vision

GHIMEKANAHMUNG MINO BIMAADIZIWIN
(We Will Work Together on Good Health)

The Health Secretariat staff act as administrative support to the Anishinabek Advisory Council on Health, the Anishinabek Chiefs Committee on Health, and the Chiefs of Ontario Chiefs Committee on Health. Their objectives are:

  • Primary responsibility is to provide technical and coordination support.
  • Support analytical requirements of the Anishinabek Advisory Council on Health and the Chiefs Committee on Health as determined by the Health Director.
  • Performs duties assigned to the Health Secretariat.
  • Deliver predetermined services as mandated periodically.