The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, for the development, and enhancement of programs and services focusing on the education, prevention, and management of diabetes in Aboriginal communities, both on and off-reserve. The high prevalence of diabetes in Aboriginal society has placed it among the top health priorities.
Through SOADI’s continual efforts to eradicate the devastating effects of Diabetes, Aboriginal** peoples will once again enjoy the good health of our ancestors.
SOADI supports Aboriginal communities working to decrease the high incidence of Diabetes and its complications through prevention, intervention and management activities.
In the pursuit of its Vision and Mission, SOADI values:
- Respect for autonomy and diversity,
- Community-based and responsive services,
- Wholistic wellness (i.e. physical, spiritual, mental and emotional balance),
- A spirit of sharing and cooperation, and
- Personal choice and the right to privacy. The following are the prioritized strategic objectives of SOADI, for the next five years:
- Develop and distribute culturally appropriate education, promotion and prevention resources based on community needs.
- Advocate, support and promote access to treatment and care options.
- Establish and maintain appropriate networking, through coordination and recommendation of services.
- Identify local and regional service needs related to Diabetes, through data collection.
- Act as a resource for other health and education service providers.
- Gather share and support relevant Diabetes research.
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