The practice of community health nursing promotes the health of individuals, families, communities/populations, and an environment that supports health. It combines nursing theory and knowledge, social sciences, and public health science with primary health care.
- Prevent and reduce risks to individual health and the overall environment
- Promote healthier lifestyles
- Ensure high quality health care services that are efficient and accessible
- Integrate renewal of the health care system with longer term plans in the areas of prevention, health promotion and protection
- Provide health information to help individuals make informed decisions.
What is a Community Health Nurse?
How can A Community Health Nurse assist me?
The CHN will be knowledgeable of the uniqueness of Indigenous people, their history and struggles with decolonization. Accordingly, the CHN will develop and deliver appropriate health programing directed at the individual, the family, the community, and the environment.
Specifically, the CHN will arrange a nurse’s clinic day in each community.
increase awareness of relevant health issues and concerns through health education sessions for individuals or groups,
provide a maintenance programs for chronic disease through monitoring, referrals, and health teaching,
promoting individual and community injury prevention programs
collaborating on maternal and child health,
offering an Immunization program for all age groups and school age children, as well as an arranging for seasonal flu clinics in each community
All programing delivery will have a traditional component and CHN will promote the Traditional healing program with all clients.
General services offered:
Prenatal and Postnatal Workshops (individual or group)
Health and Nutrition education
Blood Draw Clinic
Blood Pressure Clinic
Communicable Disease Control
Chronic disease education, screening
Oral health education and screening
Overall health promotion
To register or for more information contact the Community Health Nurses at 705-368-2182 ext. 229 or 228.