Five principles guide the AHS Indigenous Health Program

September 6, 2019

Cai-Lei Matsumoto: Medicine Hat News

What is the Indigenous Health Program at AHS?

The Indigenous Health Program provides support throughout the province in partnership with Indigenous peoples, communities, and key stakeholders. The program works to provide accessible, culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples in Alberta. The work is guided by five principles:

    1. Caring for our patients with respect and dignity
    2. Improving access to health services
    3. Creating people as unique individuals
    4. Managing addictions and mental health
    5. Staying up to date on the health of Indigenous Albertans

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