GVMHS pioneered an incredibly wide range of services containing culturally responsive care, focusing on recovery and rehabilitation as its basic principle. It includes initiatives in housing, developing the concurrent disorders of mental health and addiction services, and providing support and direction to related non-profit community agencies and consumer training and art organizations. During its 27 years of existence, GVMHS gained international recognition throughout the rest of Canada and United States, and particularly the Pacific Rim countries, where it became known as the 'Vancouver Model.' -- foreward by Dr Soma Ganesan
This resource guide is designed to assist local governments promote food security and support food systems in BC. It showcases a sample of the wide range of innovative projects being developed or supported by local governments across the province. It includes examples that are meant to pique your curiousity and inspire you to action, whether your community is just starting out or well on its way to creating a strong and healthy food system.
A planning tool to assist Health Authorities and community organizations in BC wishing to undertake a community food assessment in their region or community.
This guide has been developed within a health context for the Community Food Action Initiative and addresses requirements outlined in the BC Ministry of Health Core Food Security Program.
More specifically the aims of this guide are to: clarify the purpose of a community food assessment - what it is and why conduct an assessment; identify the key elements and processes of a community food assessment; provide tools to assist those who are conducting community food assessments to ensure effective and efficient methods are used.
The development of this HPV Frequently Asked Questions tool was born out of a need to provide evidence-based and referenced answers to commonly asked clinical questions that were becoming more frequent among practitioners and health care providers with the advent of the HPV prophylactic vaccine in Canadian clinical practice.
"This pocket guide is intended to be a reference along a cultural journey, which health care professionals can explore when providing cancer care. It is not intended to stereotype any racial/ethnic or disadvantaged group. It provides an opportunity to discuss and apply understanding of the impact of culture in the clinical encounter in which cancer may be diagnosed. It may be used to encourage cultural wellness, cultural attitude, cultural knowledge, and cultural competency skills while providing cancer care to patients and their families."