Gathering Wisdom For A Shared Journey VII is pleased to announce that new speakers have been added to the forum. Below are brief descriptions of the speakers and their given presentations. The new speakers include David Thompson and Dr. Garey Mazowita, Lucy Barney and Adam King, Jolene Prince and Alexander Erickson, Amanda McNally, Dr. Mark Godley and Julia Adams, and Shannon Girling-Herbert and Diane Whitehead-Bissett.
TITLE: Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise: An Innovative Model of Shared Care
PRESENTER(S): David Thompson, and Dr. Garey Mazowita, MD, CCFP, FCFP
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE) is an innovative model of shared care where family physicians can call one number, choose from a selection of specialty services and be connected to the specialists usually within a few minutes. With demonstrated successful outcomes, this model has spread provincially and has gained national and international interest. Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise is an example of providing innovative effective care.
TITLE: My Sacred Journey: Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport
PRESENTER(S): Lucy Barney, RN, MSN, and Adam King, SSP, MPH
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Perinatal Services BC developed “My Sacred Journey: Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport”, a culturally appropriate health promotion resource empowering women and families journeying on their sacred pregnancy journey, which incorporates First Nation/Aboriginal traditional beliefs and values as well as clinical best practices.
TITLE: Men of the North
PRESENTER(S): Jolene Prince and Alexander Erickson
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A workshop designed to encourage men to form a foundation of brotherhood in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, and create a self-sufficient group that will inspire the growth and well-being of all men.
TITLE: Breast Health 101
PRESENTER(S): Amanda McNally
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Breast Health 101 is an informative one-hour educational workshop delivered to a group of women, men or a mixed audience. It is a chance to learn about breast health, early detection and mammograms. In the workshop, we present information that dispels common myths around breast cancer and its causes. In addition, attendees will learn how to be proactive in reducing their risk.
TITLE: Nisga’a Valley Healthcare Transformation: An innovative journey
PRESENTERS: Dr. Mark Godley, MD, and Julia Adams
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This presentation will provide the listener with ideas on healthcare transformation and how a newly created Chief Medical Officer position for the Nisga’a Nation is guiding a process on quality improvements and timely access to healthcare. The presentation will also focus on our path to an independent hospital for the Nisga’a Nation. Our strategies, challenges, and successes will be discussed in this presentation, creating an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and gather ideas for other respective First Nation communities.
TITLE: Our Collaborative Journey: Reaching the Risky
PRESENTER(S): Shannon Girling-Herbert and Diane Whitehead-Bissett
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Ktunaxa Nation Aboriginal Urban Wellness Services have evolved from soup kitchens to integrated services. The Ktunaxa Nation has been collaborating with urban service providers, recipients, and the Metis to meet the diverse needs of vulnerable adults without designated funding. These relationships have resulted in improved wellness outcomes for the homeless and at risk populations within the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory. The newest program, “A Place to Call Home” evolved to respond to the aging-out-of-care crisis. Two films will be shown, which include Operation Street Angel, and Our Collaborative Journey: Reaching the Risky. We will also share our work developing Aboriginal Community Living.