Epidemiology is the science that studies the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It informs policy decisions and evidence-based practices by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare.
The NITHA Epidemiologist supports health coordination including immunization, communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases monitors for the partnership and technical advice and expertise for policy making for First Nations.
Program Goals & Objectives
The Epidemiologist provides leadership, direction and vision in clinical research and education. This is accomplished primarily through the Public Health Working Group.
- Provide the data and analyzed results to the MHO
- Provide demographic information on NITHA
- Improve the capacity to manage communicable and non-communicable diseases
- Support promotion of CD and STD awareness in NITHA communities
- Report on Influenza-like illnesses and immunization coverage
- Provide Partnership with Statistical Health Information on a regular and ongoing basis
- assist with development of health policies and protocols
- Consult with physicians, educators, researchers and other staff regarding disease trend, data usage and support intervention advice
For more information about Epidemiologist, please contact the Epidemiologist.