Information for Community Partners

Information for community partners, including local government, agencies working with underserved and vulnerable populations, and local businesses.


COVID-19 Health Protection Schools FAQ

Underserved / vulnerable populations

Public Health Agency of Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Vulnerable populations and COVID-19 

Overdose response

Homeless and vulnerably housed

Local governments and Indigenous communities

Local governments

Indigenous communities

FNHA: Resources to help BC First Nations people and their health care providers and community leaders to get the information they need to keep themselves and others safe 

    Employers and businesses

    Updated May 19, 2020 at 9 a.m.

    News & Events

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    Supporting safe health-care at hospitals and clinics during COVID-19

    As Island Health increases services levels at all of our health-care facilities, we are asking for the public’s help to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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    Island Health simulation team supports healthcare providers around the world during COVID crisis

    Simulation is a technique used frequently in healthcare training, particularly during high risk situations like COVID-19 that clinicians don’t encounter often. It allows healthcare teams to practice how they can respond to a patient in different situations.

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    Ingrid Cline, Chemainus Health Care Centre

    Island Health ambassadors protect patients, staff and physicians from COVID-19

    Bev Groenewold is by nature a friendly person, but the pediatric nurse at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital typically doesn’t greet people at the front doors of the facility.

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