Program

Final Program - Updated September 20, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
PRE-CONFERENCE 1-DAY WORKSHOP
8:00 am- 4:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop - First Nation Health Managers Toolbox

Important notice: Registration for this pre-conference workshop is separate from the conference registration. Please click here for details and fee.

CONFERENCE  
12:00 – 4:00 pm Exhibitor set-up
3:00 – 7:00 pm Registration
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Opening Reception with Exhibitors

Remarks: Grand Chief Doug Kelly, Tribal Chief, Sto:lo Tribal Council, BC
Entertainment: Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack)

   
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration

7:00 – 7:30 am Sunrise Ceremony
Elder Jewel Thomas,
Musqueam Indian Band, BC
7:30 – 8:00 am Get Moving with Zumba... Session 1
Dance yourself into shape! That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Start your day off right by joining us for this fun activity! Bring your sneakers and comfy clothes.
7:30 – 8:00 am   Walking Tour
Start your day on the right foot and join us for a 30-minute walk before breakfast!
8:00 – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00 – 9:45 am

Prayer / Welcome / Greetings

Prayer: Elder Jewel Thomas, Musqueam Indian Band, BC

Welcome: Marion Crowe, Executive Director, First Nations Health Managers Association
David McLaren, Health Director, Eagle Village First Nation, QC and President, Board of Directors, First Nations Health Managers Association

Greetings: Anthony Sangster, Director General, Health Canada
Yousuf Ali, Regional Director, First Nations Inuit Health BC Region, Health Canada
Jackie McPherson, President, First Nations Health Directors Association of BC and Health Director, Osoyoos Indian Band, BC

9:45 – 10:30 am Plenary
Speaker: Simon Brascoupé
10:30 – 11:00 am Health Break with the Exhibitors
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Workshops
Workshop A

The Benefits, Trends, Challenges and Support of Community Health Services Accreditation
Accreditation is a voluntary, nationally and internationally recognized process created to ensure a standardized level of quality in health planning, management and delivery of health services. Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) believes that accreditation supports continuous quality improvement and is a powerful driver for enhanced First Nations health services that are responsive to the needs of communities. FNIHB has supported accreditation of First Nations health centres and treatment centres for many years and there are now more than 100 health centres and treatment centres involved in accreditation. This presentation will outline the benefits of accreditation for communities, present the trends of accreditation of health and treatment centres, and discuss the challenges and support of accreditation.
Moderator: Laurette Bloomquist, Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Katrina Carrera
, Health Administrator, Constance Lake First Nation, ON
Cynthia Dow
, Accreditation Coordinator, Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services, QC
Jennifer Greene
, Manager, Primary Health Care, Health Canada
Debra Gillis, Executive Director, Primary Health Care, Health Canada
Shelley Lampreau, Interim Health Manager, Simpcw First Nation, BC

Workshop B Financial Management Essentials for First Nation Health Managers
First Nation Health Managers work in First Nation communities and Tribal Councils and have the responsibility for the management of health programs, human resources and financial resources. AFOA Canada worked with Health Canada, the Chiefs of Ontario and the Grand Council of Treaty #3 representatives to design and deliver a one day workshop entitled: Financial Management Essentials for First Nations Health Managers. AFOA Canada used one of the key competency domains (Financial Management and Accountability) developed for First Nations Health Managers, to develop workshop objectives, content, and practical exercises for the workshop. Delegates will receive an overview of the workshop content which covers the following topics: Fiscal Planning Cycle - Planning; Fiscal Planning Cycle - Budgets; Accounting Concepts; Basic Financial Concepts and Reporting; Community and Health Canada Reporting and Annual Audit. A message regarding lessons learned from two offerings of this workshop will be provided by Chad Bicklmeier who assisted in the design and delivery of the workshop. Participants will then be asked to respond to a series of questions; and then will be able to ask questions and provide comments.
Moderator: Lorraine Muskwa, Administrator, Bigstone Health Commission, AB and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Terry Goodtrack, President and CEO, AFOA Canada
Chad Bicklmeier, Accounting Instructor, Business School, Assiniboine Community College (via video)
Workshop C A New Model for the Delivery of Health Care Services to our Communities
The speakers will discuss how Western models of health care are based mainly on the physical realm of health and do not address the mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the individual which are so closely linked to well-being. You will hear about the integration of traditional and western philosophies as a proposed solution to healthy communities. Presenters will discuss culturally relevant and spiritually and community-focused healthcare.
The Shibogama Health Authority (SHA) was approached by FNIB Ontario Region to partake in a three year pilot project focusing on collaborative teams in the north. The “Spirit of Health In People” Project, offers an opportunity to increase community driven, culturally relevant health services to Kingfisher Lake First Nation through the integration of a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Practical Nurse and an X-ray/Lab Technician into its existing services.
Moderator: Georgia Cook, Health Administrator, 'Namgis First Nation and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Susan Robinson, Project Coordinator, Spirit of Health In People Project, Shibogama Health Authority
Mary Lou Winters, Assistant Health Director, Kingfisher Lake First Nation

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Luncheon sponsored by:
PathDMS

Luncheon - Nothing About Us Without Us
“Nothing About Us Without Us” is a slogan used to communicate the idea that no policy should be decided by any representative without the full & direct participation of members of the group(s) affected by that policy. The Assembly of First Nations has written “To achieve a state of wellness, it is essential that a community have access to information about itself.” Dr. Adams will discuss how the building of new policies and data sets in B.C. and across the country, that apply an Indigenous lens and that actively include all Aboriginal populations “at the table”, is occurring, is sensible, and is bearing fruit.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Evan Adams, MD, MPH, Deputy Provincial Health Officer for Aboriginal Health, Office of the Provincial Health Officer, BC Ministry of Health
2:15 – 3:45 pm Concurrent Workshops
Workshop D

Discussing e-Health from the Community, Provincial and Federal Perspectives
The panel will discuss the 5 year strategic overview directions for the eHealth Infostructure Program. A review of how community based health programs are being supported by eHealth technologies, services, processes and partnerships to improve services delivery and access, health information management, and electronic reporting and accountability. Hear about the main policy and operational implications and impacts on eHealth activities and personal health information as well as how First Nations and the Federal government work in partnership to align and integrate the Provincial government policies. Panelists will also discuss best practices from a community perspective!
Moderator:
Moderator: Marion Crowe, Executive Director, FNHMA
Speakers: Ernie Dal Grande, National Manager, e-Health Program, Health Canada
Judith Gohn, Health Director , Ts'ewultun Health, Cowichan Tribes, BC
Joseph Mendez, Chief Information Officer, First Nations Health Council

Workshop E

Sponsored by:
Provincial Health Services Authority

Taking Action, Moving Forward: Developing a Comprehensive Tribal Council Health Delivery System
Ms. Boehme will discuss how implementation of an innovative governance structure to model how First Nations and mainstream public health organizations can engage as partners to promote alignment and increase First Nations control/influence over health services. In Saskatchewan a tripartite commitment statement guided creation of an innovative new governance structure linking local level community needs to three governments represented by File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, First Nations and Inuit Health Saskatchewan Region and Saskatchewan Health. You will hear how a strong inter-jurisdictional relationship was established which provided mutual oversight, technical expertise and community knowledge. The framework for a unique transfer of learning has promoted accessibility of specialized public health terminology for First Nations, common language between Health Canada and Saskatchewan Health and an understanding of all three health governance strategic directions. Local knowledge transfer and applicable tools were developed to strengthen community planning by those most affected by health issues and resulting programs, policies, or services.
Moderator: Arden Krystal, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC
Speaker: Gail Boehme, Executive Director, All Nations Healing Hospital and First Nations Health Services, SK
Workshop F

Continuing Education and Human Resource Tools to Improve the Quality of Care to First Nations
The Commission had developed a web-based tool to benefit all First Nations Communities to address training and human resource development. Through the website, stakeholders will be able to access:
•Generic profiles for some 30 occupations in the health, social services, early childhood and social development fields;
•A continuing education directory;
•Forms and templates; and
•A general human resources guide and references.
Delegates will learn how to access and use this excellent tool. The workshop will include a discussion group which will allow users to share their experiences.
Moderator: Donna Metallic, CFNHM, Health Director, Listuguj First Nation, QC and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Sophie Picard,
Health Services Manager, First Nations of Québec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
Laurie Villeneuve
, Human Resources Development Officer, First Nations of Québec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission

Workshop G OCAP (ownership, control, access and possession) – The Best Practice Tool for Information Governance and Management
The First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) is the first national survey implemented explicitly in keeping with the First Nations Principles of OCAP- Ownership, Control, Access and Possession. As the only national research initiative under complete First Nations control, the RHS has given new meaning to First Nations self-determination in research and provided the research community with a demonstration on how the principles of OCAP can be successfully executed.
In the years since, First Nations and non-First Nation researchers in academia, government, non-government organizations and the private sector have attempted to understand, acknowledge and/or comply with the First Nations Principles of OCAP. More recently, First Nations leaders at all levels have endorsed OCAP, asserting that all research and data collection processes involving First Nations on-reserve should strive to achieve the highest possible level of OCAP compliance.
The workshop will demonstrate how First Nations can take a leadership role in information management and community research processes that are OCAP compliant.
Moderator: Darlene Anganis, Health Director, Membertou First Nation, NS and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Jane Gray, National Projects Manager, First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC)
Bonnie Healy, Operations Manager, Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre (AFNIGC) (to be confirmed)
4:00 – 4:45 pm

Annual General Meeting (for FNHMA members in good standing only)

5:15 – 6:30 pm Registration
5:30 - 6:30 pm Reception with Exhibitors
6:30 – 10:00 pm Certified First Nation Health Manager (CFNHM) Convocation and Awards Banquet with Aboriginal entertainment
Pre-dinner entertainment: Tsatsu Stalqayu
Post-dinner entertainment and Dance: Bitterly Divine
Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration
7:00 – 7:30 am Sunrise Ceremony
Elder Jewel Thomas,
Musqueam Indian Band, BC
7:30 – 8:00 am

Get Moving with Zumba... Session 2
Dance yourself into shape! That’s exactly what the Zumba program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Start your day off right by joining us for this fun activity! Bring your sneakers and comfy clothes.

7:30 – 8:00 am Walking Tour
Start your day on the right foot and join us for a 30-minute walk before breakfast! We will discover a new route on Day 2 of the conference!
8:00 – 9:00 am Networking Breakfast with the Exhibitors
9:00 – 10:00 am

Prayer / Plenary

Prayer: Elder Jewel Thomas, Musqueam Indian Band, BC

Plenary – Lessons from my Elders: How Traditional Healers are Changing my Medical Practice
Dr. Behn Smith will recount stories of her experiences traveling the globe and learning from over a dozen traditional healers. She will reflect on common themes that emerged within these teachings and how she works to bring these into her current family practice. This will be an interactive session with opportunities for participants to ask questions or share their own experience and wisdom related to this issue.
She had the remarkable opportunity to participate in the documentary series Medicine Woman which profiled her travels to Indigenous communities around the globe to learn from traditional healers. As a result, she continues to have a strong interest in Traditional Healing and Integrative Medicine.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Danièle Behn Smith, CCFP-EM, Site Director, Aboriginal Family Practice Residency Program, University of British Columbia

10:00 – 10:30 am Health Break with the Exhibitors
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Workshops
Workshop H Leadership and Building Capacity: Accreditation Canada’s Aboriginal Health Services Program
The presentation will demonstrate how the Leadership for Aboriginal Health Service Standards works side-by-side with the Governance Standards. Together they guide organizations in their professionalism, advocacy and partnerships, human resource management, on-going quality improvement in service delivery, planning, communication and cultural awareness.
Moderator: Karen Schmidt, Health Educator, File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, SK and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Brenda Emerson, Accreditation Specialist, Accreditation Canada
Judy Sugar, Health Director, Piapot First Nation Health Services, SK
Workshop I

Exploring Future Issues
This "think tank" type session will appeal to Certified First Nation Health Managers (CFNHM's) and other health leaders with extensive knowledge in First Nations Health Management. The session will be facilitated and participants will identify and explore future issues that will impact the delivery of health services in First Nations communities with a view to understanding the issues, discussing preferred outcomes and options to address the issues. The key findings from this session will be shared with members in the FNHMA newsletter.
As this is a pilot session for future conferences, seating will be limited.

Workshop J Competencies that Advocate, Foster and Nurture Partnerships
AFOA Canada has seen tremendous success with the partnerships that they have formed over the years. These partnerships have allowed for their growth and growth for their members. This session will review the importance of partnerships, how they can be developed with the “right” partners, lessons learned over the years and the impact that partnerships can have on an organization and its members. This session will also cover how to select partners strategically, the process of developing relationships and maintaining effective relationships.
Moderator: Holly Charyna, Executive Director, Temagami First Nation, ON and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Harold Calla, Executive Chair, First Nations Financial Management Board
Ayesha Laher, Manager, Assessment-Education Program, CGA-Canada
Jody Warnes, Manager, Public Relations, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA)
Workshop K Creating a Culturally Appropriate Basket of Tools
A National Native Addictions Partnership Fund (NNAPF) project responds to system-level needs related to culturally relevant screening and assessment of substance use and mental health issues within NNADAP. Our primary goal is to identify promising practices to support the development of tools to enhance and strengthen service delivery and program development at the community and treatment centre level. Screening and assessment have critical roles at specific junctures within the care continuum and the practice of screening and assessment lie at the core of defining and ensuring client-centred and appropriate treatment. Come and learn about the “Basket of Tools” being developed that are culturally appropriate and accurately reflect the need to account for dimensions of individual, family and community trauma (historical, intergenerational, etc.) that underlies many First Nation addiction and mental health symptoms.
Moderator: Doris Bear, CFNHM, Health Director, Peguis First Nation, MB and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Nora Bressette, Project Coordinator, National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation
Linda Sullivan, Renewal Project Coordinator, National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation
12:00 - 1:30 pm Luncheon - Laughing and Healing
Aboriginal Comedian: Cliff Paul, Sliammon First Nation, BC
1:45 – 3:15 pm Concurrent Workshops
Workshop L

FNHMA Educational Opportunities for Health Managers
First Nation Health Managers are involved in developing and improving programs and looking to enhance the delivery of services for their communities. Managers understand the importance of continuous learning are aware that developing and refreshing competencies is required to meet current and future challenges. This session will provide information on educational opportunities provided by FNHMA and other relevant organizations. Information on Certification, Intensive Courses, Online courses and workshops will be provided as well as the resources available in FNHMA's Knowledge Circle. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify future educational topics they would like to see made available.
Moderator/Speaker: Marion Crowe, Executive Director, FNHMA
Speakers: Emily Lecompte, Research & Education Coordinator, FHNMA
Jim Pealow, Special Advisor, FNHMA

Workshop M The Aboriginal Health Transition Fund (AHTF): The Tangible Benefits of Working in Partnership
The Aboriginal Health Transition Fund (AHTF) was a six-year Health Canada fund that recognized the need for coordinating health services by all levels of government and Aboriginal organizations in order to close the gap in health status between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
A panel of AHTF project partners will share what was learned under AHTF about working in partnership, what competencies were identified in advocating and building relationships with governments, and how those lessons are being applied in other multi-party health services arrangements. This presentation will benefit health directors by outlining how service agreements, including tripartite agreements, were negotiated and implemented. It will showcase the tangible benefits in working together in partnerships that took time and effort to develop.
Moderator: Karen Schmidt, Health Educator, File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, SK and Board Member, FNHMA
Speakers: Leslie Bonshor, Director, Fraser Health
Jackie McPherson, President, First Nations Health Directors Association of BC and Health Director, Osoyoos Indian Band, BC
Hannah Rogers, Associate Executive Director for AHTF, Health Services Integration Fund, First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada
Workshop N Collaborating for Community Safety: Developing a Safety Plan
This workshop will advance the First Nations’ health care system's response to domestic violence by demonstrating how Health Care Managers can be part of a team to develop a community safety plan. Delegates will learn about the lethality risks of violence, how to overcome silence and how to respond to disclosures in domestic violence situations and to recognize the value of traditional and cultural teachings that relate to healthy relationships.
Moderator: Laurette Bloomquist, Board Member, FNHMA
Speaker: Beverley Jacobs, Indigenous Communities Project Consultant, Ending Violence Association of British Columbia
3:15 – 4:00 pm

Closing Plenary - Primary Care and Telehealth: Bringing Physician Services to Remote First Nation Communities
Carrier Sekani Family Services has partnered with the Northern Health Authority to provide physician services in Takla Lake First Nation and Yekooche First Nation, and recently have entered into an agreement with Lake Babine Nation to provide physician services to their communities of Tachet, Fort Babine and Woyenne. Through partnerships and funding contributions from FNIHB and NHA, CSFS has positioned itself amongst some of the first organizations to blaze the path forward in providing primary care services in remote First Nations in northern British Columbia. Along with in-community physician visits (once per month), tele-health technology allows for a continuum of care to exist for the communities that are serviced. This talk will highlight the successes, challenges, and strategies going forward in providing primary care services and how primary care has been integrated into the typical First Nations health center.
Co-Facilitators: Laurette Bloomquist, Board Member, FNHMA
Marion Crowe, Executive Director, FNHMA
Speakers: Warner Adam, Executive Director, Carrier Sekani Family Services
Megan Hunt, Director of Information Management and Technology, Carrier Sekani Family Services
Dr. John Pawlovich, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
Takla Lake Community Member and Nurse Practitioner (via video)

4:00 - 4:15 pm Wrap-Up
Speaker: David McLaren,
Health Director, Eagle Village First Nation, QC and President, Board of Directors, First Nations Health Managers Association