Siksika Health Services Announced Recipient of Government of Alberta’s Indigenous Patient Navigator Program Investment

We are pleased to announce that Siksika Health Services has been selected as a funding recipient of the Indigenous Patient Navigator Program. This initiative, supported by the Government of Alberta, aims to address significant health inequities faced by Indigenous Peoples in Alberta, with intent to advance reconciliation with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit partners while improving health care outcomes across the province.

Siksika Health Services will utilize this funding to reduce barriers in accessing primary care services, support patient advocacy, and improve care coordination on and off Nation, with a focus on the broad range of services offered by Siksika Health.

“As a leader in First Nations healthcare, this investment will empower further successes in our work towards improving health care access and outcomes for Siksika Nation members. We are proud to support this vital work and look forward to the positive impact it will have on the health and well-being of our Nation members, and for Indigenous people across Alberta.”

         ~ Dr. Tyler White, CEO Siksika Health Services

“We are thrilled to see Siksika Health Services recognized with funding from the Indigenous Patient Navigator Program. The dedication and hard work of the Siksika Health team is truly commendable, and I have every confidence that this initiative will lead to significant enhancements in health outcomes for our community.”

         ~ Marsha Wolf Collar, Board Chair Siksika Health Services

The Alberta government is investing $27.1 million in the Indigenous Primary Health Care Innovation Fund, of which the Indigenous Patient Navigator Program will support 18 organizations with up to $450,000 each over three years. This achievement is part of Alberta Health’s broader effort to refocus the health care system on Indigenous health, creating a new division dedicated to removing barriers and building community-specific capacity for culturally safe primary care.