Nibinamik First Nation

Site: Nursing Station

Service: Diabetes Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Provides education and services for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes  
  • Provides case management and screening services  
  • Works to increase early detection and to reduce the number of avoidable complications that can arise from uncontrolled diabetes  
  • Advises on developing and implementing an approach to care and management of diabetes  
  • Promotes increased physical activity and knowledge of healthy eating  
  • Provides workshops, presentations and hands-on training for cultural activities and traditions  
  • Assists individuals in finding appropriate services  
  • Provides referrals to other health care professionals and the Northern Diabetes Health Network (NDHN)
 
Coordinates activities including but not limited to: 
  • Fitness programs with monthly weigh-in 
  • Foot care clinics 
  • Health displays in community 
  • Healthy snacks workshops in school 
  • Nutrition bingos and programs 
  • Walks
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Nibinamik First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nibinamik First Nation living with diabetes or at-risk
Application Program registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-593-2211
Fax 807-593-2253
E-Mail receptionist@nibinamikfn.ca
Website www.nibinamik.ca
Primary Executive Victoria Yellowhead, Diabetes Coordinator and Community Health Representative; Email: victoriayellowhead@yahoo.ca
Alternate Executive Annie Oskineegish, Health Director; Email: annieosk_001@hotmail.com
Site Location Community is 385 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 500 km N of Thunder Bay along E shores of Nibinamik Lake on Winisk River system
Located In Community Nibinamik First Nation
Address Summer Beaver
 
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Mailing Address c/o Nursing Station, Nibinamik 
PO Box 116 
Summer Beaver, ON P0T 3B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)