The BCANDS Aboriginal Health Resource Centre provides a vast array of information and resources to Aboriginal communities throughout British Columbia that cover a wide range of health issues and topics, to enhance and support health promotion.
Our clients include: Community Health Nurses, Community Health Representatives, LPN’s, Social Workers, Alcohol and Drug Workers, Child & Family Service Workers, government agencies, interested individuals those who work directly with Aboriginal people.
The Health Resource and Information Centre provides health information in the form of kits, charts, pamphlets, DVD’s, books, information sheets, and posters.
Our extensive reference collection 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, and Youth.
The Aboriginal Health Resource Centre provides information in the form of pamphlets, DVD’s, books, information sheets, and posters.
Presently, we are in the process of updating the information and resources on hand, to ensure that the information is current and up to date.
If there is a health subject that you are interested in or a specific resource you are looking for, please feel free to contact our office by phone: 1-888-815-5511 or email: RSW@bcands.bc.ca, and every effort will be made to locate it for you.
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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