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​The drastic changes that have occurred over the past 130 years have led to disproportionately high incidences of preventable disease among First Nations. For example, First Nations in BC have diabetes rate 40 percent higher than the rate of the gener​al population. Additionally, First Nations populations have higher levels injuries such as motor vehicle crashes, as one of the leading causes of injury and death. First Nations peoples have higher rates of arthritis; high blood pressure; diabetes; asthma; heart disease; cataracts and chronic conditions. ​Food insecurity is a major issue and a precursor to many health problems such as malnutrition, low birth weight babies, unhealthy pregnancies and poor health in seniors. Deaths due to medically treatable diseases are higher among First Nations than the rest of the population, mainly due to untimely access to medical intervention. Deaths for HIV are higher as are rates of HIV per capita.

First Nations people have a right to universal and timely access to health services regardless of their economic status, age or gender or place of residence (First Nation Submission on Health Blueprint). There is a need for First Nations participation in mainstream initiatives such as injury prevention, home care, housing needs for First Nations with disabilities, health promotion, disease prevention and midwifery.  The blueprint submission identifies the priorities of the document, those being; the children, women, families, elders and people with disabilities - and a holistic approach to meeting their needs.

​​If you would like to request a hard copy of these documents please email resources​@fnha.ca​ with a description of your request.​​
  • Dental health

     

     

    BC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health Strategyhttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/FNHA_HealthySmilesforLife_OralHealthStrategy2014.pdfBC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health StrategyBC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health Strategy3/14/2014 12:52:40 AMBC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health Strategypdf3528011
    Lift the Liphttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/FNHA-COHI-Lift-The-Lip.pdfLift the LipLift the Lip8/21/2015 6:06:14 PMChildren’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) - Lift the Lippdf320608
    Brushing Morning & Nighthttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/FNHA-COHI-Brushing-Chart.pdfBrushing Morning & NightBrushing Morning & Night8/21/2015 6:06:12 PMChildren’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) - Brushing Morning & Nightpdf52205

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  • Healthy foods

     

     

    Setting the Table for a Healthy Food Conversationhttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/VIHA-Setting-The-Table-For-A-Healthy-Food-Conversation.pdfSetting the Table for a Healthy Food ConversationSetting the Table for a Healthy Food Conversation5/16/2016 5:32:57 PMSetting the Table for a Healthy Food Conversation - Tips for care providers working within Aboriginal Communitiespdf1281496
    Oral Health 101http://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/FNHA-Healthy-Eating-101.pdfOral Health 101Oral Health 1013/10/2016 9:23:14 PM"Oral Health 101" Presentation - Presented by FNHA Oral Health Team (February/March 2016)pdf4004405
    B.C. Aboriginal Diabetes Conferencehttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/BCADC_Diabetes_Create_Your_Path_To_Wellness.pdfB.C. Aboriginal Diabetes ConferenceB.C. Aboriginal Diabetes Conference1/23/2014 6:29:52 PMpdf218966

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  • Oral health

     

     

    BC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health Strategyhttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/FNHA_HealthySmilesforLife_OralHealthStrategy2014.pdfBC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health StrategyBC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health Strategy3/14/2014 12:52:40 AMBC’s First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health Strategypdf3528011
    Lift the Liphttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/FNHA-COHI-Lift-The-Lip.pdfLift the LipLift the Lip8/21/2015 6:06:14 PMChildren’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) - Lift the Lippdf320608
    Brushing Morning & Nighthttp://www.fnha.ca/wellnessContent/Wellness/FNHA-COHI-Brushing-Chart.pdfBrushing Morning & NightBrushing Morning & Night8/21/2015 6:06:12 PMChildren’s Oral Health Initiative (COHI) - Brushing Morning & Nightpdf52205

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