FAST is a team of First Nations community members who have received extensive training in the areas of suicide education, community workshop facilitation, life stress reduction, traumatic incident reduction, applied suicide intervention and skills training.
The First Nations Health Council was created in 2007 to implement the 10-year Tripartite First Nations Health Plan on behalf of BC First Nations. The Plan’s goal is to improve the health and well-being of First Nations and to close the health gap between First Nations and other British Columbians.
Health Canada is working with First Nations people and Inuit to improve their health. Together with First Nations and Inuit organizations and communities, we carry out many activities aimed at helping people stay healthy, and prevent chronic and contagious diseases.
During the week of January 30th, Health Canada launched a Facebook page dedicated to First Nations and Inuit health. The Facebook page is intended to provide a means by which First Nations and Inuit community members can connect, share and learn about how they can make healthy and informed decisions for themselves and their families. The Facebook page will deliver tailored information on health issues such as childhood immunization, seasonal flu and environmental health. Please join the conversation on the new Facebook page.
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Aboriginal health is holistic. It encompasses health determinates, is supported and fostered by Indigenous knowledge and know-how, and is community-based and driven. It includes health/mental health and addiction needs that call for accessible programs and services for all ages and stages of life
HealthLink BC is the gateway to access non-emergency health information and services in British Columbia. It’s a phone number and it’s a website; it’s a collection of print and telephone resources that put services and health know-how into the hands and homes of BC residents.
Aboriginal people continue to be challenged by longstanding inequalities in health when compared to other British Columbians. The Aboriginal Health Branch provides stewardship and expertise to help close the gap in health status.
A public health portal with useful information and links.