Expanded Public Health reach into Communities
Thanks to a generous donation from the Suncor Energy Foundation, the Population, Public and Indigenous
Health department is able to purchase and retrofit a van to increase access to public health services in our
The Mobile Health Unit will bring additional health care services to the rural communities of Wood Buffalo.
Operated under the direction of Population Public Health, the unit will be outfitted to add capacity in oral
health, community health, sexually transmitted infection testing, immunizations, infant/child wellness and
health promotion activities.
AHS area manager for Population Public Health Jennifer Splaine says the mobile van is going to make a big
difference in their service capacity.“We are so pleased to be able to expand our services into the community
with the acquisition of a mobile unit,” said Jennifer Splaine. “We have been using a cancer screening van
which was scheduled to leave our region and now this funding allows us to purchase, refit, and utilize the van
specifically for public health services.”
To help communities achieve greater sustainability, Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation invest in
integrated initiatives that allow unconventional solutions to surface which are key to developing vibrant,
sustainable communities — now and for generations to come. They support the development of people,
organizations and processes needed to address community challenges and the donation of funds to
purchase and outfit the van is a great example of their support.
The van pictured below is currently undergoing a transformation and will be rolling into communities very
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS HEALTH FOUNDATION