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Nova Scotia Health and IWK hiring 8 Mi’kmaw patient navigators – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2023124 Views

Jul 18, 2023

New role will help Indigenous patients in N.S. access health-care services

Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health Centre are introducing a new program that seeks to improve health care for Indigenous patients across the province.

The Mi’kmaw Indigenous Patient Navigator program is hiring eight navigators in regions throughout Nova Scotia.

The navigators will act as liaisons and support staff, helping to co-ordinate patient care for Indigenous peoples in the province, according to Aaron Prosper, Nova Scotia Health’s first-ever Indigenous health consultant.

He said these positions were created in collaboration with Mi’kmaw health leaders, the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, Mi’kmaw communities and Tajikeimɨk, a Mi’kmaw health and wellness organization.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-health-iwk-mi-kmaw-indigenous-patient-navigator-program-1.6908859

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