About this ProgramWhat We ProvideTuberculosis and ChildrenTB Educational MaterialsFor Health Service Providers
FNHA Tuberculosis Services is also known as “In'ati Is'ick (Paddling Together)". Our program aims to close the gap in the disparity of incidences of TB for First Nations peoples in BC by 2020, to meet the all-population rate in Canada. We are also working toward reducing the incidence of TB by 50 percent and to less than 10 cases of TB per million people by 2035.
Strategies for meeting these goals include timely and culturally safe diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for those exposed to and diagnosed with TB and transformation of medicalized TB models of prevention to integrated health interventions that are community-driven and informed by Indigenous perspectives.
For a complete description of program objectives and components, see the FNHA Tuberculosis Services section of the FNHA Programs and Services Guide.
TB Services provides:
• culturally-informed TB wellness promotion, training and consultation to community health nurses and community health workers, health directors and community members
• coordination and guidance in the holistic case management of TB disease, latent TB infection and contact tracing
• coordination with BCCDC TB Services in the provision of physician, lab, pharmacy and epidemiolog
• educational materials for community distribution
To request any of these services or to obtain print copies of our educational materials, please contact us.
Tuberculosis and Children in First Nations Communities info sheet
Are You Losing Breath, Energy, Spirit? posterHistory of TB videoIndigenous Peoples and Tuberculosis in BC infographicPreventing TB Disease: Medication Treatment for TB Infection pamphletPreventing Tuberculosis in First Nations Children pamphletSymptoms of TB Disease postcardTuberculosis Medications pamphletTuberculosis and HIV pamphletTuberculosis and Diabetes pamphletTB Skin Testing videoWhat Is TB? (Not TV) part 1 videoWhat Is TB? (Not TV) part 2 video
For Health Service Providers
Community Programming GuideTB Collatoral Order FormTB Skin Test Consent FormTB Services School Screening FormDirectly Observed Therapy (DOT) Manual for Tuberculosis Programs in British Columbia
See the BCCDC TB Services webpage for clinical resources and forms, including algorithms, medication fact sheets and BCCDC TB Manual.
FNHA TB Services coordinates all TB work provided within BC First Nations communities. Health service providers working with First Nations communities in BC can fax TB forms to FNHA TB Services confidential fax: 604-689-3302.
For communities not implementing the Panorama TB Module:
1. Document all TB screening activities using the BCCDC TB Screening Form (previously titled HTLH 939 form) or the First Nations School-Based TB Screening Report (only children with no health or TB risks should be included on the school form, for all others please screen using the BCCDC form. The BCCDC form is available on the BCCDC TB Clinical Resources webpage under Referral Forms.
2. Submit completed forms to FNHA TB Services by confidential fax (604-689-3302) for clinical review and Panorama entry
For communities implementing the Panorama TB Module:
1. Conduct Panorama data entry for all TB screening activities
2. Notify FNHA TB Services of any screening requiring follow-up (CXR review, lab diagnostics, symptom or history evaluation) by email FNHATB@fnha.ca
For questions about data entry or the Panorama process, please contact the FNHA Panorama Team (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that FNHA TB Services and BCCDC do not provide support for Panorama.
For questions about TB-related lab work, radiology, medications or Tubersol, contact FNHA TB services at FNHATB@fnha.ca or 1-844-3642232.
FNHA Tuberculosis Services
Email: FNHATB@fnha.ca Phone: 1-604-693-6998Toll-free: 1-844-364-2232Confidential Fax: 604-689-3302
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pmClosed statutory solidays and weekends
For urgent TB clinical concerns on weekends or holidays please contact the on-call Medical Health Officer serving your local Regional Health Authority
For Service Providers
TB Services contact information poster