Why cultural safety is critical to the health of First Nations – Brighter World McMaster

July 11, 2019

Erin Slade is following her passion to tackle poor health outcomes among First Nations in her home province of British Columbia.

The Master of Science in Global Health program graduate is currently working with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in Vancouver as a policy analyst in the Health Benefits department, where she develops policies that govern health benefits.

As an ally and advocate, Slade is involved in work that directly impacts access to health care for First Nations across BC – and it’s not a responsibility she takes lightly.

“I’m learning what meaningful community engagement and partnership truly looks like,” says Slade, who works collaboratively with other FNHA departments, provincial health authorities and federal government representatives on behalf of First Nations communities.

Read More: https://brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/why-cultural-safety-is-critical-to-the-health-of-first-nations/

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