Aunties Within Reach: New health-care program helps Indigenous families in Wood Buffalo – CBC

Apr 20, 2022

‘We’re really there to support the family in anything that they’re going through,’ says birth worker

A new program in Wood Buffalo aims to help Indigenous families access culturally appropriate health care and support.

Aunties Within Reach is a joint project between the Ihkapaskwa Indigenous Wellness Collective and the University of Alberta.

The collective is run by three birth workers: Sheena Bradley, Shelby Weiss and Maddie Amyotte.

About a year ago, the women were approached by Stephanie Montesanti, associate professor in the school of public health at the University of Alberta, to develop the program.

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