Health Outreach Programs
Mobile Diabetes Program
The Seabird Island Mobile Diabetes Program operates in Southern British Columbia and Fraser Valley, travelling to remote First Nations reserves doing blood work screening, retinal screening, and diabetes education outreach. The team integrates the Seabird Island Optometry program, Doctor’s Office and the Diabetes Support Group.
The goal of the Seabird Island Mobile Diabetes program is to provide diabetes care, including vision and blood screening, which will prevent long term complications of Diabetes and improve the quality of life for on-reserve First Nations People.
Am I eligible?
Our services are available to First Nations Bands within Southern British Columbia. We travel as far North as Heiltsuk, and as far East as Tabacco Plains.
How can I access this service?
If you would like further information or would like to speak to someone about booking a clinic in your community, please contact us by phone or e-mail:
Sue Falconer, Mobile Diabetes Program
Community Engagement Hubs (CEH) is the result of the Transformative Changes Accord and the signing of the First Nations Tripartite Agreement (2005) between the First Nations Leadership Council, the Province of BC and the Government of Canada. This tripartite agreement is a historic event and the first such agreement with First Nations in Canada. The purpose of this agreement is to bring the health standards of BC First Nations up to that of other British Columbia’s
A 10 year First Nation Tripartite Health Plan (FNTHP) was then developed that enables First Nation communities to take ownership of their community health planning and programming. In order to implement the 10 year plan Hubs were set up throughout the province to assist in carrying out the FNTHP; to ensure communities were fully engaged in the process and to help communities in this transition. Currently there are 26 Hubs representing approximately 160 of the 203 bands in the province.
The Ye mi sqeqó:tel la xwe' lets'emó:t ó Community Hub, hosted by the Seabird Island Band, officially opened on April 2009. It includes 11 First Nation Bands within the Fraser Valley and has two (2) full time staff, a Hub Program Coordinator and a Communication Hub Assistant whose main focus is to communicate, collaborate and plan with all the communities within the Hub. Through “Community Engagement”, communities will develop their own health and wellness plans based on self identified community health priorities.
For more information about the Community Hub contact:
P: 1-604-796-2177 | F: 1-604-796-3729
Linda Kay, Community Hub Coordinator
Vanessa Peters, Community Hub Assistant
Support Our Work
This service and all Seabird Island Band led services welcome donations.
Every donation makes an impact: every dollar helps. All funds donated will go directly to the service and programs of the Seabird Island Band.
Your donation will help First Nations families and support our goals to:
- Improve the health, living standards, and wellbeing of First Nations families,
- Create educational opportunities for First Nations people of all ages and education levels,
- Confront social and economical challenges First Nations people are faced with.