The First Nations Health Authority launches new services to improve access to culturally safe and trauma-informed primary care

The dual public health emergencies of the pandemic and BC’s overdose crisis have deeply affected First Nations communities. In response, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has launched two new services: the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day and First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service. These services … Continue reading

Provincial healthcare partners collaborate on vision, actions for rural and provincial primary care networks

  On January 27 – 29, multiple healthcare stakeholders partners – including those bringing perspectives of provincial policymakers, health administrators, health professionals, academics, and citizens and linked sectors (non-profits, and industry) – met to seek out areas of synergy and alignment for primary and community care integration in rural BC. … Continue reading

JSC funds indigenous cultural competency training for rural physicians

Dr. John Pawlovich helping Takla Landing residents prepare moose meat after a successful hunt. The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is providing one-time funding of $100,000 to enable rural physicians access to cultural competency training that supports better healthcare delivery for rural First Nations and Aboriginal patients. “Cultural … Continue reading