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Indigenous Health Resources

Here you will find health resources to support Indigenous peoples and communities in B.C.

Last updated: June 28, 2024

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Let's talk about sex

This series of four resources provides answers to common questions about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 

Let's talk about sex series

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Preparing for Heat Events

As our climate changes, heat events are becoming more common and more severe. High temperatures can be dangerous to our health. Here are some ways to prepare and keep you and your loved ones safe. 

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Pathways to healing from stress and loss

First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples continue to navigate the historic and ongoing experiences of colonization and racism, and face unique challenges when it comes to their personal health. 
Pathways to healing from pandemic stress and loss: click image link to open PDF in colour

This resources aims to help individuals find ways to improve their mental health and well-being. It is acknowledged that communities also need improved services and policies to address complex Indigenous health issues.

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Drug and poison information

B.C. has a 24-hour telephone support line for adults and children who have been exposed to drugs or poisons. The lines are staffed with nurses and pharmacists who can help you, your family, and your friends deal with all sorts of emergencies.

Get help at 1-800-567-8911
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Respiratory illness

Feeling sick with cold, flu or COVID-19?

During respiratory virus season, and throughout the year, people are getting sick with cold, the flu, or COVID-19. Here are some tips to help stop the spread. For more information on COVID-19, check out the Indigenous Community Resources page

If you're not feeling well, stay home until you feel better, wear a mask when with others, clean hands , cough into your elbow

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Mpox (monkeypox)

Learn about what monkeypox is, how it spreads, and what to do if you test positive.Last Page Mpox Fact Sheet.png

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Contributors to Indigenous Health Resources

The images and resources available to Indigenous peoples and communities in B.C. were developed as part of a partnership in consultation with the First Nations Health Authority, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Nation British Columbia, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff of the BC Centre for Disease Control. 

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