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Grant gives Indigenous youth a fighting chance through boxing

In April 2023, Richardson’s Red Girl Rising Movement Society was one of 29 recipients of a portion of a total $1.1 million through the first Island Health Resilience and Safety grants aimed at helping improve mental well-being, build youth resistance and mitigate harms associated with the toxic drug supply.

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Resilience and safety grant recipients

Vancouver Island communities are set to benefit from nearly $1 million in resilience and safety grants, aimed at empowering youth, supporting healthy workforces and promoting better health and well-being across the region.

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SPARK Nanaimo: Looking at the Toxic Drug Crisis through a Different Lens

The SPARK program aims to bring together a diverse set of participants to identify health-care challenges and develop potential solutions.

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Code Hack 2024: Cutting-edge Collaboration to Improve Care

A passion to prevent blindness among at-risk and marginalized groups turned out to be doubly successful at Island Health’s Code Hack 2024 event – and in doing so highlighted the value of innovation in health care.

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Young Adult Mental Health Unit established at Royal Jubilee Hospital

A new Young Adult Mental Health Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital is providing specialized and age-appropriate care for young adults experiencing acute mental health challenges.

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Temporary relocation of main entrance to West Coast General Hospital

People attending West Coast General Hospital (WCGH) should be aware of the temporary relocation of the main entrance to the hospital.

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New services and expanded hours at Island Health’s Comox Valley After Hours Urgent Care Clinic

People in the Comox Valley and surrounding regions will benefit from additional care providers, newly added services and expanded hours at Island Health’s Comox Valley After Hours Urgent Care Clinic.

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Father-daughter physician team work together to provide care at James Bay UPCC

One Victoria family physician is getting to experience something most parents will never know – working alongside his adult daughter, who is also a doctor.

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Community Wellness Grant Program call for applications

People and communities on Vancouver Island and surrounding coastal communities will benefit from up to $800,000 in Community Wellness Grants being provided by Island Health to improve the health and well-being of Island residents. 

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Your health in your hands: the empowering effect of virtual care

Community Virtual Care, formerly called Home Health Monitoring, is a free program that is completely virtual and focuses on education, coaching and remote patient monitoring.

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