In partnership with the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange. The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program is excited to announce the upcoming webinar to meet your learning needs. This webinar is available at no cost to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities from across the country.
Topic: Diabetes Integration Project: Advancing Indigenous Health
Date: Monday, September 28th, 2015 @ 1:30-2:30pm CDT
Presenters: Dr. Barry Lavallee and Caroline Chartrand, Executive Director, Diabetes Integration Project Inc.
The Diabetes Integration Project (DIP) offers a unique and integrated approach to addressing the secondary complications found among First Nation people living with type 2 Diabetes in nineteen of sixty-four First Nation communities in Manitoba. The Diabetes Integration Project employs both western and First Nation’s approaches based on medical and nursing sciences supported and informed by First Nation values and sciences. DIP currently works within two health care delivery models at the community level, the nursing station and public health models. This model of care challenges both provider and client to consider deeper and more meaningful ways to learn to live well with diabetes. Actively seeking to understand the broad influence of oppression on the immediate and long-term health and healing challenges First Nation communities face on a daily basis, DIP’s approach chooses not to rely on a deficit focus. A deficit analysis approach mimics the power differential disparities First Nation face in settler Canada where poverty remains a socially constructed phenomenon. Our workshop will provide participants with information on who we are, how we were established as well as information on the DIP Model of Care.
To join the webinar, click on the link below and follow the prompts. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully registered.