Health Services

WHAT WE DO

Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig offers primary health care and preventative services combining traditional and contemporary approaches to health and healing. Complementary programs include a residential healing program and hostel accommodation for people accessing hospital services in Kenora.

We provide services in the following areas:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Preventative health care
  • Health education and promotion
  • Traditional health care
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Diabetes education and specialized care
  • Nutritional counselling and support
  • Reproductive health
  • Early child development and nutrition
wnhac Wheel
Sharing
  • Guided by and embodying core values in all aspects of life.
  • Sharing and celebrating the abundance of minobimaadiziwin to sustain next seven generations.
Belonging
  • Sense of self and relationship to family, community, nation and environment.
Knowing
  • Knowledge supports positive behaviour/change.
  • Successful mastery of new information/knowledge depends on a healthy sense of belonging.
Doing
  • Action is necessary to put mastered knowledge into practice.

The core of our model is four inter-professional teams (Waabanong, Zhaawanong, Ningaabii’anong, and Giiwedinong. In order to foster strong relationships and continuity of care, the teams focus on specific communities, and share responsability for the urban population.

Specialized complementary services are provided through Waashkootsi Nanaandawe’iyewigamig and Shaawanobinesiik Gibichii’igamig.

Each profesionnal team applies the model, using both culture-based and contemporary approcahes, to offer these programs and services.

WHAT WE HEAL

BODY

From acute to occasional illness to chronic diseases, the WNHAC team offers a wide range of care services including assesment, diagnosis and treatment.

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MIND

WNHAC’s health promoters offer knowledge and experience activities in a number of key topic areas including healthy living, smoking prevention, reproductive and oral health.

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HEART

Each team includes a Cultural Coordinator who supports it to balance traditional and contemporary health care in a variety of ways.

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SPIRIT

Social workers are available to support the emotional and social needs of clients and family members dealing with illness, chronic disease, or other issues affecting overall health. 

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