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Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

The Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative ensures access to prevention and promotion programs which emphasize healthy eating and active living, and build awareness of diabetes around issues such as risk factors and complications. The program also provides resources for screening and care and resources to train health service providers and improve access to their services in communities.more info

Address / Contact Info
Gitxsan Health Society, Gitxsan Health Society Administration
7700 Sik-e-dakh Rd,
, Sik-e-dakh (Glen Vowell), BC, V0J 1Y0
Phone: (250) 842-5165
Fax: (250) 842-2186
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Aboriginal Liaison Worker Program

APLs are an important part of the health care team. They work to ensure First Nations and Aboriginal patients, clients, residents and their families have access to high quality, culturally appropriate care. They help to bridge the gaps between western and traditional medicine ensuring a holistic health approach.more info

Address / Contact Info
Northern Health, Bulkley Valley District Hospital
3950 8 Ave.
, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N4
Phone: (250) 847-5211
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Aboriginal Patient Liaison Prince Rupert Regional Hospital

APLs are an important part of the health care team. They work to ensure First Nations and Aboriginal patients, clients, residents and their families have access to high quality, culturally appropriate care. They help to bridge the gaps between western and traditional medicine ensuring a holistic health approach.more info

Address / Contact Info
Northern Health
1305 Summit Ave.
, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2A6
Mary Wesley: (250) 624-2171
Cell: (778) 884-4815
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Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker - Terrace

Provides support services and discharge planning for Aboriginal people in the Northern Health Authority. Advocates between patients, their family members, and the healthcare system. Also teams with nurses and hospital staff to help break down communication barriers between patients and healthcare providers. Provides referrals through any means including family members, nurses, or social workers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Northern Health
4720 Haugland Ave.
, Terrace, BC, V8G 2W7
Phone: (250) 638-4085
Fax: (250) 638-4017
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Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker - Terrace

Assists with discharge planning, and acts as a liaison for Aboriginal community members and health care providers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Kitsumkalum Health Centre
3531 Kalum Rd. W
, Terrace, BC, V8G 4B1
Phone: (250) 635-6172
Toll-free: 1-844-869-5993
Fax: (250) 635-6182
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Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport

Provides expectant mothers with health information, resources, traditional teachings, growth charts, checklists, and a place to write down goals, thoughts, ideas, and dreams for their babies. With the passport, women can document their sacred traditional journey through pregnancy, birth, and baby’s first few weeks.more info

Address / Contact Info
Provincial Health Services Authority, Perinatal Services BC, West Tower
Suite 350, 555 West 12th Ave.
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3X7
Phone: (604) 877-2121
Fax: (604) 872-1987
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Chee Mamuk

Provides culturally appropriate training, educational resources and wise practice models to promote healthy sexuality and to prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal communities. Offers workshops for children, youth, adults, and Elders as well as training for frontline staff, educational materials, and resources such as DVDs, posters, booklets, and educational supplies.more info

Address / Contact Info
BC Centre for Disease Control
655 West 12th Ave.
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R4
Phone: (604) 707-5605
Fax: (604) 707-5604
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Diabetes and Heart Nurse

The nurse’s role in diabetes care may be as a specialist or as part of general care - primary or secondary. Wherever care is given, the emphasis is always on patient self-management.more info

Address / Contact Info
Box 1041
, Haisla (Kitamaat Village), BC, V0T 2B0
Phone: (250) 632-3600
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First Nations Health Benefits

Provides coverage to BC First Nations for health-related goods and services not available from other plans and programs. Coverage areas include dental, medical supplies and equipment, medical transportation, mental health crisis intervention, Medical Service Plan assistance, pharmacy, and vision care.more info

Address / Contact Info
First Nations Health Authority
701-1166 Alberni St.
, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1A5
Toll-free: 1-855-550-5454
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-299-9222
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First Nations Health Services

Provides travel for medical appointments including hotel, meals and taxi. Serves aboriginal people off reserve.more info

Address / Contact Info
151-309 2nd Ave. W
, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3T1
Phone: (250) 624-4646