First Nations and Inuit Home Care (NA0108)
Recipient: First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada
This evaluation of an 18-month pilot project influenced the development and implementation of the new national First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program. The project undertook to assess and find new ways to meet home care needs in five geographically diverse First Nations sites. The project resulted in considerable practical and valuable information that has already been used by senior decision-makers at Health Canada to initiate home and community care programs in over 600 First Nations and Inuit communities. Home care program managers and administrators will find the commentary on time lines, communication challenges, and infrastructure for program delivery highly relevant to their work and program development.
This project was supported by the Health Transition Fund, which was created in 1997 to provide support for evidence-based decision-making in health care reform by supporting pilot and evaluation projects which test innovative approaches to health care delivery. The views expressed herein do no necessarily represent the official policy of federal, provincial, or territorial governments.