The Strathcona Community Health Network (SCHN) is a place where people with wide-ranging backgrounds, roles and perspectives can come together to take action on issues that impact health and well-being in their communities. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of communities in the Strathcona region by focusing on root causes before people get sick.
The importance of setting up strong processes for collaboration has come up in all our meetings and consultations. In March 2018 the Campbell River and District Coalition to End Homelessness held their first meeting at the Campbell River library.
The Health Network has been holding a series of Transport Tables in regional and remote communities with a view to moving towards a regional and remote transport plan.
The Vancouver Island West Childhood Resiliency Project is a joint effort between School District 84, Success by 6, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, Island Health, and the Strathcona Community Health Network.
Are you interested in actively engaging on social determinants of health, like housing, transport, cultural safety, and childhood well-being in the Strathcona region? The Health Network is actively new members for the Table of Partners, which guides and directs Health Network activities.
Our Co-Chairs, Noba Anderson and Nick Chowdhury, as well as long-term member, Shannon Baikie, are available to answer questions if you are interested in joining.
In early 2017 we looked to our 2015 Community Forums to inform our strategic direction and areas of focus. Eight themes emerged:
First Nations and Cultural Safety
Ageing & Caregiver Support