BC’s rural populations include a significant proportion of the province’s First Nations populations. There are many small rural and remote communities that are are inhabited by First Nations who are living in their traditional territories, as they have for endless years.
RCCbc‘s Indigenous Health initiative is led by Dr. Terri Aldred and include:
- meeting with BC Emergency Health Services (BC Ambulance Services) to discuss improving services to First Nations communities
- engaging with the First Nations Health Authority to support its evolving clinical services
Past activities of the Indigenous Health initiative were led by Dr. John Pawlovich and included:
- organizing and supporting a collaborative engagement exercise between medical learners, educators, and Ahousaht First Nation to improve medical education, curriculum delivery, and services to rural and remote First Nation communities
- ongoing mentorship of Aboriginal MD students (co-led by Dr. Sarah Pawlovich)
To learn more about RCCbc‘s Indigenous Health initiative, please contact Sharon Mah, Communications Manager via email or by phone toll free at 1 877 908-8222.