About this ProgramWhat We ProvideTuberculosis and ChildrenTB Educational MaterialsFor Health Service Providers
FNHA Tuberculosis Services program includes consultation and support to Community Health Nurses (CHNs), Community Wellness Workers and First Nations Health Service Organizations. Persons experiencing TB are not alone; we are paddling together to get across the divide of illness and colonization to the shores of wellness and Indigenous revitalization.
Our program aims to close the gap between TB incidence for First Nations peoples of BC and the all-population rate of TB in the province by 2028, 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:
Tuberculosis and Children in First Nations Communities info sheet
TB Educational Materials
Are You Losing Breath, Energy, Spirit? posterFirst Nations Peoples and Tuberculosis in BC infographicHistory of TB videoPreventing TB Disease: Medication Treatment for TB Infection 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 GuideCommunity Based Tuberculosis Care Manual
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:
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
Phone: 1-604-693-6998Toll-free: 1-844-364-2232Confidential Fax: 604-689-3302
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Closed statutory holidays 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