Health Data Analyst

The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities.  The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region.  The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing.  The Roots for Community Wellbeing section of the model includes data collection and analysis, planning and evaluation, research, ethics, policy, capacity building, and communications.

 The Health Data Analyst is responsible for the ongoing collection, extraction, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data and health information that help in public health planning, implementation, and decision making. The Health Data Analyst gathers and analyzes information from various sources to support service delivery and public health care systems for the Sioux Lookout area First Nation communities. Moreover, the information will be used to track the trends in health indicators over time, create health status reports, policy briefs, and health promotion materials for each community and the region. The Health Data Analyst will also gather, analyze, and interpret reportable diseases and other health conditions to identify priority areas for programming.

The Health Data Analyst is directly accountable to the Roots for Community Wellbeing Manager.

Salary range starting from $63,310 to a maximum of $81,483 per year.

Who can apply: Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)


  • Post-secondary degree in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health promotion or related discipline and/or combined relevant experience
  • Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP®) certification
  • Must have working knowledge of determinants and regulatory process impacting First Nations health and First Nations governance
  • Knowledge of the complex health service delivery landscape in northern Ontario and the inter-jurisdictional issues as they relate to the First Nations health
  • Good data scripting and programing skills including proficiency in using query languages, codes statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Experience with common data science and data visualization tools
  • Ability to extract, analyze and interpret data as well as prepare and deliver high quality written reports and presentations for diverse audiences with the ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and respectfully
  • Understand and facilitate data gathering, analysis, and interpretation for health program design and the interrelationship of data with health policy and program
  • Experience with excel, SPSS, and other data systems
  • Experience with First Nations community engagement, community-based research and First Nations decision making processes
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, advocacy and organizational skills


  1. Create and replicate statistical codes, statistical programs and develop and maintain complex data bases and coding algorithms
  2. Collect, create, analyze, and disseminate information and evidence to support health planning and decision making
  3. Collect and analyze data—through extracting secondary data, observations, interviews, and surveys to find the causes/associations of diseases or other health problems in First Nations Communities
  4. Support the Preventing Infectious Diseases team in data tracking (i.e. line lists) and communicable diseases surveillance.
  5. Identify effective methods of knowledge transfer based on specific targeted audiences
  6. Facilitate the establishment and strengthening of effective networks and relationships with all levels of leadership/government and other experts as required
  7. Participate in the launch and management of Epi briefs, health status reports, and advocacy strategies related to the SLFNHA priorities for its communities based on evidence
  8. Provide data to support funding opportunities through proposals and partnerships with other agencies
  9. Provide support for the regional strategic health planning function of SLFNHA and facilitate the continued implementation of the Anishinabe Health Plan.
  10. Work alongside teams within ACW or the management team to establish program needs
  11. Research, review, monitor and analyze provincial and federal government data sources and policies which affect the health and health services for First Nations in the Sioux Lookout area
  12. Communicate data findings to health practitioners, policymakers, and Tribal Councils
  13. All other duties as assigned

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