Healthier Together Mobile Screening and Education for Aboriginal Peoples in Manitoba is a new program that will work to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people by sending free mobile screening clinics to all areas of the province. The Kidney Foundations Val Dunphy explains they are taking their free screening clinics across the country and will be testing for diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney functionality, cholesterol and it take about 15 minutes for people to go through the screening clinic. She says they’ll have registered nurses as well as registered pharmacists who can provide some advice on changes you might want to make in your lifestyle and so forth.
Dunphy adds the results will help them provide a program that helps Aboriginal communities get better access to health services and health education workshops within their own communities. Interested communities can apply at www.healthiertogethermb.ca by September 18th.