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Four Winds Stakeholder Engagement Session

The first stakeholder engagement session was held on September 10, 2019. Co-Investigators, Katherine Chubbs and Dr. Melissa Potestio led the participants through an energizing and collaborative day to discuss the challenges of Indigenous patient navigation.

Participants from the Kainai First Nation, Piikani First Nation, Métis and Inuit along with members from the community and staff from Alberta Health Services met to share and discuss challenges experienced by Indigenous peoples when accessing/navigating services within the South Zone of Alberta.

Groups prioritized the challenges and brainstormed potential solutions. The group participation and collaboration was a key part of the co-design process.


By the end of the day, 213 solutions were identified for 28 different challenges ranging from accessibility and access to primary health care to integration, collaboration and partnership.

These potential solutions are now being discussed and reviewed by the Steering Committee to identify which solutions could be trialed within the South Zone.

The project has the ultimate purpose of moving beyond identifying challenges, to actually address and provide necessary supports to improve transition in and navigation of services for Indigenous patients and families.

A graphic recording was created by Aaron Russel and will be unveiled once it is completed. Below is a sneak peak of the work in progress.






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