The Steering Committee continues to pivot as needed to manage the various priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. From keeping communities safe, managing coronavirus outbreaks, and coordinating vaccine rollouts in communities, it has certainly been a busy time. Despite these extra priorities, Mamow Ahyamowen continues to move forward. Below are just a few items:
- Christine Luza, created a first draft of the research paper for publication. We hope to publish the paper in the months ahead and share the results from the mortality analysis and best practices from the Partnership. Christine’s work with the Partnership ended in March of this year, and we are very thankful for her hard work and dedication.
- We continue to engage communities in an opt-in process to determine which communities would like to participate in the next three analyses: mental health and addictions, injuries and chronic diseases. Many First Nations understandably prioritized vaccine rollout in their communities, and this delayed the opt-in process. We are hopeful that we will be able to receive the final approvals and start the analysis in the autumn/winter months
- Every two weeks, David Morgan has made himself available for Privacy Coffee Chat sessions. These drop-in sessions are half an hour long and are available to partners and communities served by Mamow Ahyamowen. It is an open forum for anyone who has questions regarding privacy. The Coffee Chats have been going well with great conversations about privacy regarding things like: sharing files, patient transportation, email communication, and others. If you would like to be notified when the drop-in privacy chats occur, please click here.