Community Health Representative (CHR):
The CHR program is a unique concept providing health care, health promotion and disease prevention services.
The CHR provides the community with health information, instruction and guidance, to help educate them in safe health practices and proper utilization of the Health Care System.
The CHR works in conjunction with the Community Health Nurse, The main focus of the CHR is the community health safety.
This program implements many services for the community.The role of the CHR is to assist the community in identifying its health care needs and to provide community health information, instruction and guidance in safe health practices and in the proper utilization of the avail ale health care services.
The CHR also provides assistance to the members
Programming through the CHR:
Community Health Program:
Healthy Snacks Program
Mandatory Health Programs & Environmental Health Programs
The CHR works in collaboration with the Environmental Health Officer by accepting reports such as housing inspection an water quality, water sampling, reporting do bites, waste and sharp containers, being involved in emergency response planning, involved in occupation health (play round safety), assisting in septic field and business.
Building Healthy Communities-Solvent Abuse Program:
Support community to reduce the level of solvent addiction
Increase awareness and understanding
Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program:
Nutrition Screening, Counselling and Education
Breast feeding education
Promotion and support of breast feeding
Activities to improve health outcomes
Increase healthy eating, and physical activity in the community
Promote awareness and education to community about HIV/AIDS, and distribute condoms, and
Diabetes Education & Health Promotion/Prevention Program:
Promote diabetes awareness and education
Building Healthy Communities-Mental Health Crises:
Establish a community based mental health crisis management program
Enforce the medical patient transportation policy
The CHR works in conjunction with other programs,
Aboriginal Healing & Wellness, Addictions and Counselling, Home Support, Community Health Nurses, Child & Family Services.
They provide services such as:
Aboriginal Day Celebrations
Elder's Grocery Bingo's
health, child development, health babies, injury
HIV/AIDS (condom distribution, newsletter articles and workshops, etc