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The Pimuhteheu Group helps make our services stronger through good planning, and works on creating healthy communities through partnerships. 

Pre-Hospital Emergency Services and Emergency Measures

Pre-Hospital Services involves all steps of medical emergency interventions in Eeyou Istchee, and includes multiple partners such as police, firefighters and ambulance services. The clinical, operational and administrative efficiency of First Responders, and the continuity of quality care and efficient patient transfer, is dependent on coordination with other organizations within the health and social services network. 

Emergency Measures refers to the prompt coordination of actions, persons or property in order to protect the health, safety or welfare of people, or to limit damage to property or to the environment in the event of a present or imminent incident.  

Youth Healing | ᐅᔅᒋᓃᒋᓯᐤ ᒦᓄᐙᒋᐦᐄᐙᐎᓐ

Youth Healing Services (YHS) aims to contribute to the protection, rehabilitation and well-being in all aspects (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) of youth in our care, through the implementation of programs that concerned with safety, security and, most importantly, treatment. 

Youth Protection

The Department of Youth Protection aims to secure the safety and security of all children under 18 years of age in Eeyou Istchee, and to quickly and efficiently reunite children with their biological parents or guardians. The primary principle of our work is to serve the best interests of the child.  

Program Development and Support

The Program Development and Support group oversees the planning and development of regional initiatives under the following sub-units: Disability Programs and Specialized Services, Maanuuhiikuu (Mental Health), Midwifery and the Robin's Nest Women’s Shelter. These programs and services are delivered in close coordination with other departments of the CBHSSJB and other Cree entities. 

Public Health Department

The purpose of public health is to understand, protect, maintain, and enhance the health of the whole population. The Public Health programs of the CBHSSJB are regional. Some programs work to strengthen clinical services so that patients receive better care, and other programs work with community stakeholders to make our homes, schools, workplaces, food services, and natural environments safer and healthier for all. 


Awash (Children 0-9) 

Awash aims to make sure that babies are born healthy and then grow up and remain healthy throughout their first years of life. 

Uschiniichisuu (Youth 10-29)

Uschiniichisuu focuses on developing programs that ensure children are healthy and successful in school, and that they grow up to be healthy and well-balanced adults. 

Chishaayiyuu (Adults 30+)

Chishaayiyuu focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing injuries, and environmental health. 

Surveillance, Evaluation, Research and Communications (SERC)

SERC is a hub of expertise within Public Health that provides support to key functions in the CBHSSJB, such as disease surveillance, evaluation methods, research and knowledge translation, public health communications, preventive clinical practices and public health capacity building. 

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