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Partnership Building


My Health Team - Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority

In partnership, with the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority, Pinaymootang FN Health is involved in the first Indigenous led My Health Team who are teams of care providers that work with communities. My Health Teams are built around strong partnerships. Teams of care providers work together to plan and deliver services for a geographic area or specific community or population.


My Health Teams are about leveraging and building on existing services and enhancing them so that consumers are offered more coordinated and comprehensive care.


My Health Teams Goals

Inter-professional My Health Teams will develop services to ensure people are more informed and involved in planning their own care. Other goals of My Health Teams include:


  • Improving access to primary care

  • Demonstrating quality and safety in Primary Care

  • Increasing the focus on the patient and patient-centered primary care

  • Connecting care providers within and across geographic boundaries to provide seamless transitions in care

  • Enhancing efficiency in primary care and supporting sustainability of the health system


Health Transformation - Southern Chiefs Organization

SCO’s Health Transformation Initiative (HTI) is about creating a new and improved First Nation health system, where decisions are made by First Nations, for First Nations. Through a community-driven engagement process, the Southern Chief’s Organization will work with First Nation partners and all orders of government to build a Southern First Nation health system in Manitoba which will include:

  • A comprehensive collection of community-based health care services

  • A community-based approach where services are more culturally responsive, reflective of regional needs, and provided “closer to home.”

  • Strengthened and effective partnerships with the provincial health system to improve health care, including culturally safe health care for First Nation citizens.


The Community Health Transformation Liaisons directly support the work being done in the community by setting up Health Transformation sessions and events in their First Nation community and region; coordinating activities on the Health Transformation Initiative (HTI) for the community, it’s members, and it’s leadership; working with their Health Director on the collection of wisdom, advice, feedback, and guidance from the community; providing assistance and support for events that may be held outside the community as needed; and helping respond to community requests for resources and information on the HTI and how to get involved, with the aid of the SCO Health Team.

Dementia Project – University of Manitoba

Being one of the partners with the University of Manitoba. This program framework involves 7 Indigenous communities in Manitoba called Kiga mamo anolimin onjii minoyayawin "We will work together for health and wellness" (KMAOM). That project is led by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Manitoba (UM) and is co-sponsored by Ongomizwiin, the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing at UM. Each community provides its own leadership on health projects that it deems critical to the life of its citizens.


The vision is to have Indigenous communities declare and act on their commitment to reducing the risk factors associated with dementia and to help persons living with dementia and their caregivers living in the community live a happy and fulfilling life.


There are three goals emanating from the vision. The first goal is to help people living with dementia (PLWD) and their caregivers lead a happy and fulfilling life. We will achieve this by creating opportunities for PLWD and their caregivers to enhance their relationships with each other and with their community. This will be done through various activity initiatives sponsored by, and carried out, with the community they live in.


We will utilize the expertise of local and international experts in the design and evaluation of these initiatives.


The second goal of the project is to mitigate risk factors in the community that impact dementia. We will achieve this through education and awareness and through the creation of local nudge policies and programs that support risk mitigation initiatives. To be successful we will seek the support of Chief and Council and local health authority boards from each community. Once these two goals have been realized and the program has been operational for two years we will develop will realize our third goal which is to mobilize the knowledge we have by developing training materials that can be shared with other Indigenous communities who may wish to learn from our experiences.

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