Community Health

Community Health provides a vast array of programs and events designed to improve, promote and maintain a Healthy quality of life for the people of the Piikani Nation.

Primary Focus:

Health Promotion
Disease and Injury Prevention
Population Health
Health Education


Infant and Child Care

  • Prenatal Classes – 3 to 4 times yearly
  • Postnatal home visits and follow-up
  • Well Baby Clinics – Child Immunizations (CHIP)
  • Preschool Assessments
  • Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program – (CPNP)- Better Beginnings (coupon program) to promote health nutrition


Child/School Health

  • School Immunizations (CHIP)
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Parent Conferences
  • Career Day
  • Back to School Bash
  • Christmas Festivial


Adult/Elders Health

  • Tetanus Booster Blitz – Treaty Day
  • Influenza (Flu) Vaccine – October
  • Mammograms – Mobile Unit
  • Prostate (PSA Test) – Man-Van
  • Women’s Health – Cervical Screening
  • Golfing for Men’s Health
  • Golfing for Women’s Health
  • Mental Health Softball
  • Elder’s Chair Fitness Program
  • Walking Club
  • Terry Fox Run
  • Movember
  • Community Health Programs


Injury Prevention

  • Baby Sitting Course
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Young Chefs
  • Well Baby Clinics
  • Communicable Disease Program



  • Workshops at school and other agencies
  • Provide awareness in Prenatal Classes
  • HIV/AIDS Walk/ Workshops in the community
  • CHR’s share expertise with other communities (by invitation)


Communicable Disease Program

  • Blood and Bodily Fluid Diseases – (Hepatitis, etc.)
  • Enteric (intestines) Infections (Shigella, etc)
  • Tuberculosis Control
  • Head Lice Treatment
  • Dog/Animal Bites
  • Pandemic Plan – mass immunizations, Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Workshops/Education/Awareness


Environmental Health

  • Identify and assess health hazards
  • Assist to reduce impacts of health hazards (e.g. mice, mold, etc.)
  • Inspections of food facilities
  • Review plans and design of facilities
  • Yearly sampling of all household water systems
  • Yearly sampling of wells and cisterns
  • Assist in control of communicable disease (promote handwashing, etc.)
  • Home inspections – EHO & CHR


ADI – Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

  •  To plan diabetes prevention and intervention care with clients and caregivers
  • To promote diabetes awareness
  • To plan Diabetes Walk/ Workshops


Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) Better Beginnings

  • To support prenatal/postnatal clients on good nutrition
  • Coupons provided for fruit, vegetables, milk, etc.
  • Food security programs – Good Food Bags, Community Kitchen, etc.


Maternal Child Health Program

  • Support for pregnant women and children (0-6 yrs old)
  • Home visits to provide support and education
  • Referral to services needed


Chronic Disease Program – (in planning)

  • Home visitation component
  • Assessment and mentoring of clientele
  • Referral to Home Care
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