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Sign Up Now For The FNHA’s 30x30 Active Challenge in September!

With the changing seasons and the start of a new school year, September is a time to “re-set” for many of us. Capitalize on that feeling by joining the FNHA’s 30x30 Active Challenge! Led by the FNHA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Evan Adams, 30x30 is an invitation to commit to the goal of doing 30 minutes of physical activity for each of the 30 days of September.

Sign up now for more chances to win great prizes!

Northern Region Gathering for Spring Governance Caucus

Delegates from across the northern region gathered for the Regional Spring Governance Caucus on Lheidli T'enneh territory (Prince George) in late June. Topics discussed included the FNHA’s Summary Service Plan, capital infrastructure updates and proposals, provincial and Northern updates, the opioid overdose, and public health emergency work. The agenda also included elections for positions on the boards of the First Nations Health Directors Association and the First Nations Health Council.

Read more here!

Accessing Health Benefits For Blood Glucose Test Strips For The First Time

It is important for people who have diabetes to learn about their condition. Checking blood sugar levels is one part of learning to live with diabetes as these numbers can inform and support decisions about diet, exercise or medications. First Nations Health Benefits provides coverage for blood glucose test strips. Clients accessing these strips for the first time can activate this coverage with a call to the Health Benefits team at 1-855-550-5454.

Find out more here.

World Breastfeeding Week: New Posters Promote Breastfeeding Wellness Teachings

The FNHA has released a series of breastfeeding posters in time for World Breastfeeding Week, which took place Aug. 1 – 7. Sponsored by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, World Breastfeeding Week aims to raise awareness of work carried out year-round to promote, protect and support breastfeeding worldwide. The FNHA endorses this work. Our posters offer an Indigenous perspective on breastfeeding, with messages such as “Breastmilk is the first traditional food” and “Breastmilk flows through our ancestors to our future generations.”

Check them out here! (PDF Link)


Design Thinking Workshop - A Human-Centred Approach to Health Care Improvement

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is offering a design thinking workshop Sept. 4. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore a practice framework that works to identify a health sector issue, define it from the end-user’s perspective, integrate creative and human-centred approaches, and test solutions.

The workshop will take place at the Council’s office in Vancouver. Cost is $100. Register online here.

FNHA Job Opportunities

Co-Op Student
Location: Vancouver
Deadline: August 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Community Wellness Initiatives Facilitator 
Location: Chilliwack
Deadline: August 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Harm Reduction Specialist - Term
Location: Prince George
Deadline: August 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Web Consultant
Location: West Vancouver
Deadline: August 15, 2019 at 4:00pm

Communications Officer
Location: West Vancouver
Deadline: August 15, 2019 at 4:00pm

Community Health Nurse, Nursing Station
Location: Kwadacha
Deadline: August 16, 2019 @ 4:00pm

Regional Admin Assistant
Location: West Kelowna
Deadline: August 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Assistant,Travel & Events
Location: West Vancouver
Deadline: August 27, 2019 at 4:00pm

Find all job postings on our website.

BC First Nations a​nd Aboriginal Health Job Opportunities​​

Occupational Therapist
Organization: Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre
Location(s): Duncan
Deadline: Open until filled
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Mental Health and Addictions Services Clinician
Organization: Kwakiutl Health Centre
Location(s): Port Hardy
Deadline: Open until filled
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Home Care Nurse
Organization: Dease River First Nation
Location(s): Dease River
Deadline: Open until filled
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Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Outreach Clinician
Organization: Northern St’at’imc Outreach Health Services, Lillooet Tribal Council
Location(s): Lillooet
Deadline: Open until filled
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