Local and Regional Resources

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Northern Health Authority
This is the official website for the local health authority and is very useful for understanding what health services and programs are available in Northern BC. You can get very practical information here such as the schedule for the free Northern Health bus, called Connections.

First Nations, Inuit & Aboriginal Health at Health Canada
This website is a very useful resource for anyone wanting to see what Health Canada has to offer for Aboriginal people’s health and well-being. It has a history of the Aboriginal health initiatives by the Government of Canada; interesting information on the residential schools; and data on diseases and conditions that are affecting Aboriginal and Inuit peoples in Canada.

Health Canada
This web link takes you straight to the main page of Health Canada. It is a very big site but the first page has the most current information on issues that might be of interest to you such as food safety alerts (like Listeriosis), and consumer safety warnings. It is worth exploring because of the range of information with everything from maps and statistics to food nutrition.

Aboriginal Sexual Health
This web link takes you to the main page for The Aboriginal Health Initiative, which was formed in 1993 in response to the growing recognition of the sexual and reproductive health disparity between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canada.

Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS
This web link takes you to the main page for STOP HIV/AIDS, the “Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS” Pilot Project. This project is designed to expand access to HIV/AIDS medications among hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side and Prince George, BC.

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Local Resources for HIV/HCV Quesnel & Surrounding Communities

Chee Mamuk, BC Centre for Disease Control
The Coalition has partnered with the Chee Mamuk organization for mobilizing HIV/AIDS programming, HIV 101 Leadership training. They also provide Around the Kitchen Table Training. They have various publications they have produced including DVDs.

Healing Our Spirit
The Coalition has partnered with the Healing Our Spirit organization to provide Youth-specific training in 2008/2009. They have various posters and resources.

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
Emma Palmantier, Chair of the Coalition, represents BC on this national organization. Their focus is mainly in research. They upload many publications and reports for research.

They have pretty much every publication that you can order online and they are free for non-profit organizations. They have resources for both educators and health professionals alike.

The Coalition has partnered with YouthCo to provide Youth Train-the-Trainers in Skidegate, BC. They have various educational events for Aboriginal Youth.

Central Interior Native Health Society
The Central Interior Native Health Society (CINHS), is a primary health care clinic in Prince George, BC delivering team-based integrated primary health care to the community of Aboriginal people and people who live on, or close to the street, and all people living with HIV.

Positive Living North
PLN provides a wide array of programs and services designed to raise public awareness, prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS/HCV, reduce stigma and discrimination, and support people living with, affected by, or at risk of HIV/AIDS/HCV.

HIV101.ca is sponsored by the STOP HIV/AIDS pilot project which is funded by the Government of British Columbia supporting Northern Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care, and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. The STOP HIV/AIDS project aims to expand HIV testing, treatment, and support in British Columbia.
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