New training course to better serve Indigenous patients
October 6, 2021
TORONTO – The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) has announced the upcoming launch of Anishinaabe Mino’ayaawin (People in Good Health), the first course in our Cultural Safety Training. The Anishinaabe Mino’Ayaawin course was created for individuals working in the healthcare system to learn the importance of adopting culturally safer and more appropriate practices when serving Indigenous clients and patients.
It is the belief that cultural safety is the necessary next step towards a healthcare system that provides more equitable care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. The program is designed to promote a combination of cultural competency education and training in cultural safety so that participants understand historical and cultural knowledge as it applies to health settings.
The information and curriculum are accompanied by tools, resources, assessments, checklists etc., so that individuals are better equipped to respond and provide safer care to Indigenous clients and patients.
About Indigenous Primary Health Care Council
The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) is a new Indigenous- governed culture-based and Indigenous-informed organization. Its key mandate is to support the advancement and evolution of Indigenous primary healthcare services provision and planning throughout Ontario. Membership currently includes Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), Aboriginal governed, Community Health Centres (ACHC), other Indigenous governed providers and partnering Indigenous health researchers and scholars. The organization promotes high quality care provision through the Model of Wholistic Health and Wellbeing, population needs-based approach to health care planning, Indigenous informed evaluation approaches and scaling leading practices for excellence in Indigenous health. They are status neutral, which means they support Indigenous organizations providing services to Indigenous people who live on and off reserve, status, non-status, Inuit, and Metis within Ontario. The Council also provides capacity support to the ten new and developing Indigenous Interprofessional Care Teams. For more information, visit https://lnkd.in/d2v8huNE and https://www.iphcc.ca/