Communicable Disease Control
In order to implement the CDC program under the terms and conditions of the Arrangement, the Recipient shall carry out the activities set out in section 4 (activities) of this Program Plan to achieve the following objectives:
1. provide primary prevention through provision of immunization against vaccine- preventable diseases;
2. monitor communicable disease cases reported by physicians, hospitals, and other health care agencies;
3. collect routine immunization coverage rates according to provincial/territorial routine immunization schedules;
4. provide interventions, including counselling, treatment, therapy, referral, follow-up, inspection, infection control and outbreak management in relation to communicable diseases;
5. provide screening and follow-up services where appropriate;
6. provide professional consultation and continuing education to physicians, nurse practitioners and other community- based workers; and
7. encourage and enable research that will contribute to the reduction of communicable diseases among First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada.
First Nations on-reserve and/or Inuit living in Nunatsiavut and Nunavik. Client population may change depending on the specific program element.
Michelle Allard-Johnson, Regional Immunization Coordinator