‘Living With Cancer’ Resource Published to Support First Nations, Métis, and Aboriginal Peoples on Cancer Journey in BC.
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017
COAST SALISH TERRITORY - The First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the BC Cancer Agency have partnered with First Nations and Métis cancer patients, survivors and their families to create a new resource that aims to support individuals and families on their cancer journey. READ MORE
Métis Resource 'Living With Cancer' (Click on Image)
The MNBC Ministry of Health developed a responsive Five-Year Plan based on the collected data. Further recommendations were provided by Métis Chartered Communities through community consultation processes which further addressed the need for promotion of Diabetes awareness, the development of a sustainable Métis Nation health program, the need for the Province to recognize the Citizenship card for things like health care, drug issues facing our youth and affordable or covered health benefits. The culturally relevant Five-Year Plan affirmed the MNBC Ministry of Health commitment to addressing the existing disparities and concerns of Métis Citizens in BC through a holistic approach. Highlights of the MNBC Ministry of Health Five-Year plan include:
- Collaboration with Community, Regional, Provincial and Federal partners, stakeholders and health service program providers to increase awareness and knowledge about Métis culture, health conditions, health status, and health service needs
- Health Promotion Programs and Services, delivered by Métis Chartered Communities (Métis Nation ActNow BC)
- Development of a Métis-Specific Healthcare Plan
- Reference list of Métis Healthcare Professionals
- Continued support for Métis students to pursue a career in the healthcare field
- Implementation of a health database program, collection and analysis of Métis Citizen health data
- Signed protocol agreements with the Ministry of Health Living and Sport, and Health Authorities
- Fully implemented Ministry of Health (Human Resources)
The Métis Nation BC will obtain measurable results through the Métis Nation BC 2012 Provincial Survey, measuring against the baseline data collected through the 2006 Provincial Survey.
The MNBC Ministry of Health will continue to work in partnership with the Province of BC to ensure equitable access for Métis Citizens to existing programs and services, as well as enhancing current services to become culturally appropriate.