Strategies & Initiatives
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Aboriginal Health & Wellness Strategy 2015 to 2019

The Interior Health Aboriginal Health and Wellness Strategy 2015-2019 was developed in collaboration with First Nations, Urban and Métis partners and in alignment with the BC Ministry of Health, Interior Health and First Nations Health Authority strategic directions. “Addressing the unique needs of First Nations and Aboriginal populations is a high priority for the [Interior] Health Authority and for the B.C. health system as a whole.” The strategy aims to address the shared long term goal of improving the overall health and wellness of Aboriginal peoples.

Aboriginal Self Identification

The Aboriginal Self Identification (ASI) initiative, which collects data on the Aboriginal ancestry of Interior Health employees, clients and patients, will assist in efforts to design and deliver more culturally sensitive programs and develop and implement Aboriginal health human resources strategies that encourage Aboriginal people to pursue health-care careers.


As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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