Assembly of First Nations
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

First Nations' Public Health



What’s New!

Your feedback is important!  Nurses working to improve the health status of First Nations on reserve and Inuit people in communities south of 60 are invited to click here:   (health directors and community health nurses) and  (community health representatives) to complete a questionnaire about Health Canada’s Communicable Disease Control division (which includes the HIV/AIDS Strategy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization, and Tuberculosis and Respiratory Infections).  Participation in this evaluation is voluntary and all responses are strictly confidential. 

November 2009: Communiqué from NC Shawn Atleo.

Summer 2009 - Knowledge is power. First Nations youth can prevent HPV.

Summer 2009 - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is proud to present the 2nd Challenge to First Nations. The Challenge is a three-month national fitness challenge and contest sponsored by MorningStar Dental that is designed to raise awareness about the positive link between healthy living and controlling diabetes amongst First Nations peoples.

Summer 2009 - The AFN and Canadian Red Cross (CRC) are conducting a community needs assessment survey on injury prevention. More information can be found here: AFN-CRC Survey.

About First Nations’ Public Health

First Nations’ Public Health (FNPH) is a website maintained and administered by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).

The mission of FNPH is to provide clear, relevant and timely public health information to all First Nations. FNPH will complement our current way of connecting with First Nations and First Nations communities.

Please note that FNPH is currently in beta format. Although FNPH is being used to provide some information, not all of the individual public health areas are presented. Additional content and features will be added when they are ready. Over time, we hope that FNPH will become the primary source of public health information for First Nations.

Please check back often and thank you for your patience.