To: Manitoba First Nations and Tribal Health Directors

August 20, 2009

Re: Comprehensive Inventory of First Nations Health Staff

I would like to invite you to participate in a survey called the “Comprehensive Inventory of First Nations Health Staff”. The purpose of the survey is to identify the number of First Nations health staff who are currently employed within Manitoba community facilities such as Health Centres, Schools, Wellness Centres, etc. This inventory will tell us what Health Human Resources (HHR) we currently have and what HHR we need to plan for the future of Manitoba First Nations health.Presently, there is no data collected that accurately reflects the number of First Nations health care providers who are working within First Nation communities and urban settings. AMC is seeking to gather and compile this vital information to plan and prepare for the education, recruitment and retention of First Nations health care providers who work with our communities.

We recognize the value of your time, for that reason, AMC has developed an online survey. We request that you help distribute this information to other community facilities that also employ First Nation Health Care staff. A web link is also posted on the AMC website at for those Directors who maybe unreachable via email. The online survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete for your ease and convenience.

If you are unable to complete the survey, we would appreciate it if you could designate appropriate staff within your organization. We encourage your participation as well as other facilities within the community.
*** First 100 respondents will be entered into draw to win a 1 year pre-paid subscription to SIRUS Satellite Radio***

We appreciate the time you have taken to contribute to this important initiative.

If you need any assistance in completing the online survey, or require a hard copy of the survey you may contact Leona Star, Health Policy/Researcher at 204-957-8457 or by email

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Ardell Cochrane
Director of Health

Click Here to take survey

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