AHS Renews Relationship With Native Friendship Centres

Alberta Health Services is renewing its partnership with the Nistawoyou Friendship Centre in Fort McMurray, along with 20 other such Friendship Centres across the province.

The partnership allows AHS to continue to work collaboratively to improve access to culturally safe healthcare for Indigenous Peoples.

“For many years, we have worked together with the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Associaton to decrease barriers and build trust with Indigenous clients,” says Mauro Chies, interim AHS President and CEO.

“The relationship we continue to foster is important to the health and well-being of all Indigenous peoples, and we count on this relationship to improve health outcomes for Indigenous clients”

In the past, the two organizations have worked together to support Indigenous clients during the pandemic, helping them access vaccines, as well as providing support after the 2016 Grande Prairie floods and Fort McMurray wildfires.

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