Indigenous Health Initiative Plan (IHIP)

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The Indigenous Health Initiative Program (IHIP) supports community-based projects in Indigenous communities by administering funds through the Indigenous Health Program of Island Health.

All funding is applied for through the request for proposals (RFP), which is mailed to First Nations, Metis Organizations and Friendship Centres on Vancouver Island. These IHIP funds may be accessed for projects that support the following six strategic themes:

  • Enhance relationships and collaboration
  • Enhance access and capacity
  • Strengthen Cultural Safety and Humility
  • Be innovative
  • Be accountable
  • Work with others to address the social determinants of health

Indigenous Health Initiative 2023-2024 Request for Proposal (Word document)

Indigenous Health Initiative 2023-2024 Introduction Letter

Writing a Successful AHIP Project Proposal

IHIP Mid-Term Report 2021-2022 (Word document)

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