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Tŝilhqot’in Health Hub
The Tŝilhqot’in Health Hub, established in 2010, is a conglomeration of the six Tŝilhqot’in communities. The Hub was established and resourced by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA) to “Communicate, Collaborate and Plan” taking an active role in reviewing and evaluating the Transformative Change Accord: First Nations Health Plan (2006) and the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan (2007).
The Health Hub provides:
- Improved Access to Services by creating efficiencies from the sharing of human capital, resources and services. The communities collaborate over their common issues developing solutions they action as a group vs. independently.
- Enhanced communication internally and externally through an established vehicle for the timely transmission of information. The ability to come together to discuss best practices and provide peer support for our remote communities helps us to share innovative approaches to health services.
In 2013, the FNHA assumed programs and services that were handled previously by the Health Canada First Nation Inuit Health Branch – Pacific Region. The FNHA in collaboration with BC First Nations is responsible for planning, service delivery, management and funding of health programs. The FNHA does not replace the role or services of the Ministry of Health and Regional Health Authorities but it was established to collaborate, coordinate, and integrate First Nation respective health programs and services in the attempt to achieve improved health outcomes for BC First Nations.
Meet our Health Team!
View a list of upcoming meetings here.
232 B Third Avenue North
Williams Lake, BC
Phone: (250) 398-8575
Fax: (250) 398-7224
- Health Manager, Connie Jasper, [email protected]
- Health Programs Coordinator, Lorna Elkins, [email protected]
Mental Wellness Program
The Mental Wellness Program consists of four Mental Health Clinicians that cover all six communities. Registered Master level Clinicians provide Mental Health Counselling as well as group work in communities.
The Dental Program consists of a Dentist, Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienest. Dental services are offered in Tl’etinqox and Xeni at this time with hopes of expanding to another community in the future. The clinic is open to all Tŝilhqot’in members.
Contracted Physical Therapists travel to all communities to provide services for recovery from injury and also conduct education on prevention of injury. Services are available two days per month in each Tŝilhqot’in community.
Dietician Services and Diabetes Education is provided in communities. Services are provided both for one on one and group sessions. The Dietician travels regularly to each community.
- Nits’ilʔin Joe Alphonse’s Health Journey (2021)
- Tŝilhqot’in Health Plan Report (2018)
- Tŝilhqot’in Health Hub Roadmap (2010-2015)
More health Resources