The FNHA provides funding to support First Nations communities in BC that want to organize a "Medication Return Event" for returning medications safely in their communities. These events make it easy for community members to dispose of unwanted medication and reduce the risk of forgotten or expired medications ending up in the hands of children, youth or vulnerable adults.
Grants of $500 are available to communities to help offset the cost of hosting an event. Organizers can also use the funds to host a community meal to bring volunteers and community members together to raise awareness before the event.
Community partners join forces for a Medication Return Event, collecting unused or expired prescription or non-prescription drugs from communities. Volunteers and/or health team staff go door-to door and gather, or a dedicated event is held where community members deposit, any medications to be disposed of. Communities then work with local pharmacists or regional health authorities to dispose of the unwanted medication safely.
To apply for a Medication Return Event Grant:
The Medication Return Event Grant is subject to the condition of completing a short survey about the event no later than 14 days after the event has been hosted.
You can complete the online Evaluation Survey (preferred method), or
FNHA Healthy Medication Use Project TeamEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org