11-Apr-2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1952 Bay St.
Lecture Theatre, Patient Care Centre, Royal Jubilee
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1J8


Vancouver Island Chapter Presents
First Nations Health Authority: a public health perspective on surveillance and health promotion

Friday April, 11, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST
Lecture Theatre, The Patient Care Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital

The Vancouver Island Chapter invites you to join a physician panel of experts to hear the current status of the work of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the focus on public health. The panel will offer insights into the role of the Medical Health Officer in providing regionally delivered programs to First Nations communities in BC.  These services include Primary Care (i.e. First Nations Home and Community Care); Mental Health and Addictions Programs (i.e. NNADP), Maternal and Child Health, along with many other programs and services. FNHA is in the process of identifying opportunities for stronger coordination with provincial programs and services.

There will be opportunities to engage in a dialogue with the physician leaders who are working directly with the FHNA. So bring your questions!

Physician panel includes:

Dr. Naomi Dove, Director of Health Promotion and Prevention, FNHA

Dr. Naomi Dove is the Director of Health Promotion and Prevention at the First Nations Health Authority. Naomi is originally from rural northwestern Ontario, but has lived in BC since 1997.
She attended medical school at the University of British Columbia, followed by two years of training in Psychiatry at McGill University. Naomi completed the remainder of her specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at UBC, where she maintained a strong interest in mental health and wellness promotion. Her portfolios at FNHA include early childhood development, chronic disease and injury prevention, and mental health and addictions.

Dr. Shannon Waters, Director of Health Surveillance, FNHA
Dr. Shannon Tania Waters is Coast Salish and a member of Stz’uminus First Nation on Vancouver Island. She completed the First Nations Family Practice Program at the University of British Columbia and was honoured to work as a family doctor close to her home in Duncan, BC.

After 2 years in family practice Shannon returned to school and completed her specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She is now working as the Director of Health Surveillance at First Nations Health Authority.

In person fees   Webinar fees:  
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Non Member:
Student Member:
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Non Member:
Student Member

Option: A live webinar session is also available beginning at NOON. We hope local members will attend in person to participate in this presentation.
There is limited space so please register early. Thank you.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.50   Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.