The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to secure a contractor qualified to evaluate the Chronic Disease Management strategic action plan for First Nations in the Atlantic Region.
The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC) is a policy research organization that analyzes and develops culturally relevant alternatives to federal policies that impact on the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy and Innu communities and people.
APC Secretariat works closely with the Atlantic First Nations communities and other member communities. APC Secretariat also works in partnership with several federal partners such as Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) First Nation Inuit Health Branch(FNIHB), Health Canada, and ISC Regional Office. APC Secretariat also works closely with the various regional First Nations organizations such as The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM), Union of Nova Scotia Indians (UNSM), Wolastoqey Tribal Council (WTC), Mawiw Council Inc. and The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island (MCPEI).
In 2022, the Atlantic Chiefs announced their top priorities and Chronic Disease and Management continued to remain one of the top priorities. To address the Chiefs’ priories, strategic action plans were developed and implemented.
The Chronic Disease and Management Strategic Action Plan needs to evaluated using an Indigenous evaluation framework or an evaluation framework that can be adapted to meet the needs of First Nation communities. Based on the findings from this evaluation, a new Chronic Disease and Management Strategic Action Plan will be developed to support First Nation communities to improve their health outcomes. APC requires the services of an Indigenous evaluator, or a co