The Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Mno-zhi-yaawgamig (formerly known as the Pic River Health Centre) is a Federally funded, community based program. The Program focuses mainly on health promotion and prevention strategies. The community signed a Health Transfer Agreement with the Medical Services Branch of Health & Welfare Canada in May of 1997. This agreement allows for increased autonomy in determining what types of health care services are required to meet the needs of community members.
Through the Health Centre, a variety of staff are employed and work in conjunction with other programs within the community such as Recreation, Social Services, Family Support & Personal Support Worker Program. The program focuses mainly on health promotion and prevention strategies with minor treatment also provided.
The Health Services Administration Program is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Health Centre & it’s programs. Administration personnel are responsible for the management of health programs & the supervision of Health Program staff, and operate as part of the Pic River First Nation’s Senior Management Team. Administration duties include management of financial & human resources, strategic planning, involvement in regional & national health care issues & maintenance of internal infrastructure.
Programs included under the management mandate of the Health Program include:
- Community Nursing Program
- Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program
- NIHB Processing Program
- Home & Community Care Program
- Medical Transportation Program
- Aboriginal Head Start Program
Contact: Erica Perkins, Health and Social Services Director (807) 229-1836 EXT 603