The BCANDS Aboriginal Health Resource / Information and Support Services Centre provides a vast array of information, resources and support to Aboriginal communities and persons, throughout British Columbia, covering a wide range of health issues, topics and priorities, to enhance and support membership health and access to information and services within community.
Our clients include: Health Directors, Community Health Nurses, Community Health Representatives, LPN’s, Social Workers, Alcohol and Drug Workers, Child & Family Service Workers, Bands programs, community members, government agencies and those who work directly with Aboriginal people within First Nation communities.
Our extensive information / resources and support services includes print and non-print resource materials covering a wide range of health issues and topics such as: Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Auto-immune Disorders, Allergies/Asthma, Arthritis, ADD/ AHDD, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Elders, Epilepsy, Heart & Stroke, Lupus, Nutrition, Parenting, Post-Traumatic-Stress, Pre-Natal & Post-Natal, Sexual Health, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Environmental Health, Youth, and more.
BCANDS is continually in the process of updating the information, services and resources on hand, to ensure that the Centre information and support is relevant and up to date.
If there is a health related matter, subject or support that you are interested in or a specific resource you are looking for in your community, please feel free to contact our office by phone at 1-888-815-5511 or email: RSW@bcands.bc.ca, and every effort will be made to assit you, and at no cost to your program, department or community.
Examples of some of the resources that we have distributed in the past can be seen below.
POSTER: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
This poster gives a brief description of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the symptoms that can be detected before the age of two. Produced by the Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN):
POSTER: DIABETES- FAMILY
This poster portrays an Aboriginal family that have a healthy lifestyle, a spirit, a goal- the power to prevent diabetes. Eating right and being active are promoted. Produced by Health Canada, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative:
POSTER: DIABETES- KIDS
This poster portrays Aboriginal youth that have a team, a spirit, a goal- the power to prevent diabetes. Eating healthy foods, having fun and being active are promoted. Produced by Health Canada, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative:
POSTER: DIABETES- MOM AND BABY
This poster portrays an Aboriginal mom and baby with, a family, a spirit, a goal- the power to prevent diabetes. Eating traditional foods, and being active is promoted. Produced by Health Canada, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative:
POSTER: DIABETES- TRADITIONAL DANCER
This poster portrays an Aboriginal traditional dancer that has a tradition, a spirit, a goal- the power to prevent diabetes. This is achieved by eating healthy and being active. Produced by Health Canada, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative:
POSTER: STOP FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME/FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM EFFECTS (FAS/FAE) NOW!
This poster portrays healthy expectant Aboriginal parents with the important message that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. Produced by Health Canada:
BOOK: THE LITTLE FOX
This story portrays a mother and father fox and their young daughter fox that has FAS. Focus is on age’s birth to five.
BOOK: THE LITTLE MASK
This story portrays two young racoons with FAS/FAE who are left to fend for themselves after losing their parents in a tragic alcohol related accident. Focus is on age’s six to eleven.
BOOK: SEES NO DANGER & WANDERS AFAR
This story portrays two young bears with FAS/FAE who meet, fall in love, and must fend for themselves after leaving home at a young age. Focus is on age’s twelve to seventeen.
BOOK: TRAVELS IN CIRCLES
This story portrays a young puffin with FAS/FAE who is left to fend for himself after losing his parents in a tragic alcohol related accident. Focus is on age’s eighteen to twenty-two.
DVD: HEALTHY ELDERS, WISDOM OF HEALTHY LIVING
This DVD features stories of three remarkable elders who share their stories of healthy living and the obstacles that they have overcome.
POSTER: BENCHED! BECAUSE OF TOBACCO USE
This poster shows healthy, active and tobacco free youth, compared to their peer who has been sidelined because of tobacco use. Produced by: the Tobacco Reduction Strategy Coalition, Gitxan Health Services
POSTER: THE ADS LIE- YOU SMOKE YOU DIE
This poster depicts a grim reaper on top of a cigarette with a skull formed by a smoke cloud. It states: The Ads Lie, You Smoke, You Die
POSTER: TOXIC STEW- WHY WOULD YOU PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH?
This poster is a striking visual of a cereal bowl full of discarded cigarettes with a spoon. The message asks “With a recipe that includes over 50 cancer-causing toxic chemicals in each puff…Why would you put this in your mouth?” Produced by: Health Canada
BCANDS Health Resource Centre Brochure
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