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First Nations and Inuit Health Ontario Region. First Nations Water Symposium March 9, 2010 Lori Doran, MSc., RD Director, Population Health. FNIH Ontario Structure. Corporate Services under Regions and Programs Branch, ON: Finance Human Resources IM/IT Capital Assets and Security. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • First Nations and Inuit Health Ontario Region First Nations Water SymposiumMarch 9, 2010

    Lori Doran, MSc., RDDirector, Population Health

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  • FNIH Ontario Structure Corporate Services under Regions and Programs Branch, ON:FinanceHuman ResourcesIM/ITCapital Assets and Security

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  • Ontario Environmental Public Health ProgramCore ProgrammingDrinking water (Surveillance, sampling, advice, guidance, training)Food safety (inspections, advice, guidance)Housing (inspections, advice, guidance)Wastewater and solid waste disposal (inspections, advice, guidance)Facilities inspections Communicable disease control (surveillance, support in response of confirmed / suspected cases, investigation, sampling, source identification)Emergency Preparedness and Response (planning, inspections)Environmental Contaminants, Research and Risk Assessment

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  • Ontario Environmental Public Health ProgramBudget $6M for environmental public health$4M for water / wastewater initiatives

    OrganizationRegional Environmental Health Manager (Shaun Mackie)4 Senior Environmental Health Officers (EHOs)14 EHOs1 transferred EHO (Akwesasne)

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  • Regional SuccessesEnvironmental Public HealthDetection of Eastern Equine Encephalitis positive mosquitoesTraining / certification of 250 First Nations food handlersTraining of Water Quality Analysts

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  • Regional Successes GeneralOngoing support of Tripartite projects in public health and health promotionAddictions programming needs assessment and action planSupport Ontario specific Prescription Drug Abuse StrategyExpansion of the Indian Residential Schools Support ProgramLaunch Communities in Crisis pilotsLaunch Nursing Innovation pilotsInvestments in nursing recruitmentInvestments in E health Capital Stimulus ProjectsH1N1 pandemic planning and response

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  • H1N1 : Overview of Cases On-ReserveNumber of deaths on reserve = 4 Number of confirmed H1N1 cases in Ontario = 8,746 Number of H1N1 deaths in Ontario = 121

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  • H1N1 : Vaccine Coverage

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  • H1N1 : Next StepsOngoing prevention and immunization effortsOngoing surveillance/monitoringCollaboration in H1N1 evaluations at provincial, FNIH and COO levels with support from the ON First Nations Pandemic Technical WGIncorporate lessons learned from H1N1 into updated Chapter 20 of the ON Pandemic Plan specific to First Nations on-Reserve via the WGOngoing support to FN communities for updating and testing their pandemic plansFurther clarify linkages between community-level pandemic plans and emergency plans with FNIH and INAC

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  • Priorities - Environmental Public HealthINAC/OCCOH/FNIH meeting to advance environmental health (March 30, 2010)Ongoing implementation of First Nations Water and Wastewater ProgramRadon sampling

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  • Priorities for 2010-11Ongoing implementation of programs with renewal confirmedON FN Prescription Drug Abuse Strategy implementationDevelop ON FN Mental Wellness Strategy based on Dec. 09 Chiefs ResolutionOngoing expansion Indian Residential Schools Support ProgramContinue with Capital Stimulus ProjectsPublic health surveillance pilots in cancer, injury and othersNorth/South Nursing Recruitment/Retention StrategiesNursing Innovation pilot implementationDental Hygiene and tele-dental pilots to improve access to servicesOral health survey based on approved strategy

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    Decrease in 2005/06 due to a one-time payment of $37.4 million to SL hospital. If this payment is excluded from 2004/05 expenditures, then 2005/06 forecast expenditures were 6.5% higher than the previous year.

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