The April article in the “Innovations in Hepatitis Elimination Series” features a report from the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, an indigenous community in rural Saskatchewan, Canada who launched an integrated HCV care model focused on 1) HCV education and advocacy, 2) screening, 3) treatment, and 4) knowledge translation. Between December 2016 and July 2019, 227 HCV tests were completed with 83 individuals (41.5%) linked to care, 55 (66%) treated, and 42(77%) cured. Join us for a discussion with the authors
Wellness Wheel Clinical Coordinator Susanne Nicolay administers vaccination to Elder Lillian Piapot as Wellness Wheel Research Director JoLee Sasakamoose offers emotional support. Photo by Cody Lloyd Nathan Raine | March 08, 2021As soon as she got her COVID-19 vaccination, Elder Margaret Masney was eagerly waiting to meet her loved ones.“I have so many grandkids and great-grandkids. The youngest is a year old and we haven’t been able to meet in person yet because of COVID.
Working together to support immunizationMonday, March 1, 2021 in First Nations & Metis Health, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Seniors’ HealthOn February 22, 2021, a pipe ceremony was held to initiate a journey that includes community Elders supporting immunization clinics in Regina for First Nations and Métis people greater than 70 years of age. The clinics will launch on March 3, 2021 and will be held at the Gathering Place in Regina.The clinics are the product of a partnership between Regina
INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES SHIFTING HEALTHCARE PARADIGMSGraham Brace, Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose. Pg. 10-13 GRAHAM BRACE works closely with Dr. Sasakamoose in the area of Indigenous Health Research. He has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Educational Psychology. He works with Wellness Wheel as the Knowledge Translation Coordinator, where he is responsible for sharing research at Wellness Wheel with a range of audiences. This includes academic papers and posters, community information, training modules, and presentations. He
New program connecting Indigenous communities with health supports "We really want people to feel cared for and know that someone is watching out for them." Author of the article:Lynn GiesbrechtPublishing date:Feb 13, 2021  •  February 15, 2021  •  2 minute read  • From Leader Post  From left, Chasity Delorme, Cara Spence and Cody Lloyd fill styrofoam containers with food for memorial feast for Derrick Sasakamoose, which was held at the Awasiw Warming Shelter on 5th Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan on Feb. 13,
Congratulations to Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose and the incoming Mushkeeki Gitigan (Medicine Garden) team for their recent award from the University of Regina Faculty of Education (CERCD) of $10,500 towards establishing an evidence-informed model of care for working with Indigenous Elders in the Treaty 4 area who are currently in isolation due to COVID-19.An important piece of this undertaking is the creation and distribution of immune-sparking Winter Kits full of traditional foods and medicines for isolated

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