We recognize that our places of work and Vancouver Coastal facilities lie on the traditional homelands of the fourteen First Nation communities of Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Lil'wat, Musqueam, N’Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, Sechelt, Skatin, Squamish, Tla’amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Wuikinuxv, and Xa’xtsa.
VCH began committing financial and human resources to the area of Aboriginal health in 1999, in order to work towards meaningful change in Aboriginal communities in our region. Our goal is to work closely with both urban and rural Aboriginal communities to help close the gap between the health status of Aboriginal community members and non-Aboriginal community members in our region.
See our website for details: Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program (better supports Aboriginal people to access and use health services across various facilities); Aboriginal Wellness Program-AWP (offers indigenous as well as mainstream therapeutic practices of health and wellness); Aboriginal Mental Health Outreach.
Work with Aboriginal communities to address health issues in a way that incorporates their input, cultural beliefs and identifies barriers and successful strategies.
Aboriginal Health Team.
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