How We Operate

The CINHS clinic is a Primary Health Care site. “Primary Health Care” refers to a method of delivering health care services that is team based – and the “patient” is a valued member of the team. The clinic staff, work as a team, sharing a commitment to learn how to deliver the best care possible with Aboriginal culture as a foundation to care.

The CINHS is run by a Board of Directors who, are themselves Aboriginal. They ground the direction and values with their Aboriginal perspective as well as carry out the required role of not for profit board members. For example, they approve policies and set direction for the organization. The board members also provide links to the community at large. As is true for Aboriginal governance, everyone at the clinic, including the clients and community links, are involved in planning the future of the clinic.