Seabird Island with First Nations Health Authority participates in the Regional Health Survey. The Regional Health Survey was developed by First Nations for First Nations. It is the first ever First Nations owned and operated health research. It has been ongoing for 20 years!

This survey gives us data about health status and the things that affect health. From this data we can better plan programs and services. Seabird last participated in 2002. Let’s see if health has improved. Let’s see what the needs are.

Randomly selected Band Members, who live on Seabird, will be invited to participate. Participants will get a $25 Wal-Mart gift card. There are three types of surveys:

  1. Survey for children ages of 0-5 and 6-11 (for the parent/guardian to fill out)
  2. Survey for youth ages of 12-17 (which they fill out with parent/ guardian consent);
  3. Survey for adults aged 18 and older Surveys are filled out on a secure laptop. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Angie Dick, from Chawathil, will be helping folks fill out surveys. Alain and Marguerita Marchand will be assisting Angie get familiar with Seabird Island and its Band Members. Ashley Armstrong will also be providing assistance.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about this project, please email Heather McDonald heathermcdonald@seabirdisland.ca or call her at 604-796-2177. Find out more on www.fnha.ca.