Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority managing COVID-19

On May 19, 2020, the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority assumed responsibility for COVID-19 case management and contact tracing for 33 First Nations in northwestern Ontario.

What this means

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority will provide coordinated, timely and culturally-appropriate services to the community it serves. As the lead on the COVID-19 response for its communities, it is coordinating and implementing public health management including:

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) continues to provide funding and remains responsible for community health nurses and public health nursing, including staffing, performance management and quality assurance. However, community health nurses will follow public health directives and policies set by the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.

Communities served

Established in 1990 to represent and address the health needs of First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region, the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority represents:

Contact the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority for more information.

Partners

ISC will continue to work collaboratively with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Northwestern Health Unit and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit to manage COVID-19 in First Nations.

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