Needs Assessment To Improve Service Delivery To Blind and Visually Impaired Aboriginal People: A Pilot Project.

Regions: South Slave Region

Tags: health, health services, disability

Principal Investigator: Nadeau, Dorothy Rae (1)
Licence Number: 12732
Organization: Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Hay River Reserve, Dene Cultural Institute
Licenced Year(s): 1994
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: J. Graham, S. Chicot, B. Dumas, B. Landry, and one other member from the West Point 1st Nation

Objective(s): To design an effective and effiecient service delivery model that will offer equal and accessible service delivery to blind and visually impaired Aboriginal people that is consistent with their belief system; and to provide guidelines for the development of an action plan to improve these services.

Project Description: The research team will collect data for this study through questionnaires and review of relative literature and documents. Questionnaires will be completed by community members respresentatives: Band Council designees, Band members, and or the Hay River Metis Association who experience visual problems. The communities involved include: Hay River - Town and Reserve, Kakisa Lake, and Fort Providence.