Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe
Lindsay Crowshoe, MD, CFPC, Elbow River Healing Lodge, Urban Aboriginal Primary Care Clinic
Siksika First Nation, Alberta
With crowded housing and a population working in an industry rife with outbreaks, the Siksika First Nation faced high risk for rapid spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe and his multidisciplinary team worked with the First Nation to optimize screening and provide support for infected households to implement isolation strategies and provide clinical care for severe cases.
The culturally-attuned education and social assistance—coupled with strong collaboration between public health, First Nation health services, and family physicians—had a positive impact on incident rates and supported equitable access to care for the community.