First Nations Cancer Data in BC
In BC, we have First Nations-specific cancer data to learn from. There are certain cancers that we are seeing more often than before among First Nations people and this is signaling a need to ask more questions about access to health care and the responsiveness of the health system.
Information regarding cancer and First Nations people in BC, including some recent trends:
To learn more:
Cancer and First Nations Peoples in B C: A Community Resource
Cancer Among First Nations People Living in BC
What We Heard About Cancer Prevention Infographic
Indigenous patients gathered in November, 2018 to share their experiences to inform cancer care quality improvement planning.
To learn more:
Indigenous Patient Partner Map
Journey Mapping in Cancer Care Report
Health Attitudes and Beliefs Survey – Cancer Prevention
The FNHA supported the gathering of survey input from First Nations community members in 2018 and 2019. Some survey questions focused on cancer prevention.
Strategic Planning and Cancer
The FNHA in partnership with BC Cancer, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and Métis Nation BC jointly developed a provincial strategy in 2017 to identify key priorities for quality improvement work to best support the health and wellness needs of Indigenous community members in relation to cancer.
Partnered work continues towards the goals, objectives and actions within this strategy. To learn more, visit Improving Indigenous Cancer Journeys: A Road Map.