Public health focuses on the protection and promotion of the health of the entire population. In First Nations communities, public health includes two key components: Communicable Disease Control (CDC) and Environmental Public Health (EPH).
Communicable Disease Control (CDC)
Communicable Disease Control is a mandatory and required program in all First Nations communities. Disease control is achieved through screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. The mandatory CDC programs and services include:
STI partner notification is provided by AHS in all communities.
Environmental Public Health Services Provided by FNIHB and AHS
This section highlights the work done to identify, prevent and reduce environmental public health risks that could affect the health of First Nations communities. First Nations and nuit Health Branch (FNIHB) provides the following services to all the communities listed below:
See a detailed view of one of the following services: