Funding though BC Housing allows for a shelter to operate during cold winter months.
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Dedicated community volunteers run a “Better At Home” service that allows for community members to live in their homes with the help of volunteers providing numerous services.
Pre-arranged transportation to surrounding communities for medical care and appointments fills a need and creates a solution.
Multiple initiatives offer solutions to children in need of mental health support.
Free transportation on BC Ferries by obtaining a form from your physicians identifying the need for treatment outside your community.
Committee of Local Stakeholders, Health Authority, and More Work Together to Address Health Outcomes and Utilize Funding
Increased funding from the Ministry has allowed this community to implement night care for seniors in their own homes.
Funding Model Used for Maternal Child Health Program Helps Sustainability of Maternity Services in Community
Community’s geographic isolation leads to self-sufficiency in raising funds for local hospital and seniors housing
Local Government Works With Health Authority to Identify Actual Issues- First Step Towards Solutions!
Health Authority helps bring everyone together to identify overlap in work and identify needs with a societal scan.
A municipality pays an extra bulk payment for physicians to accompany patient transfers.
Volunteers help seniors complete day-to-day tasks using local funding within the community.
Island Health funded social worker and mental health nurse which has been an amazing complement for the physicians.
Land donated by the City leads to creation of new Hospice House and palliative care beds, all within an eight month turn around.
From Dire Straights to Roaring Success, Urban Centres Look to Rural Community to Improve Patient Attachment Strategies
Asking for Division funding pays off and enables community to recruit and retain rural physicians
A BC Transit open forum reveals that the ycommunity needs more transit coverage. The District worked to get the Health Authority to subsidize BC Transit of $25,000/year which helped address multiple health outcomes, such as access to transport for medical appointments.
Physician puts together focus group to understand staff challenges and issues in order to put together a staffing model for acute care that would be approved by staff.
A First Nation’s Band provides financial support to families in need of medical care outside of their community.
This community thought that it would be more helpful to have a Social Worker than a Nurse Practitioner, and they were able to have this position federally funded.
Municipality meets 50/50 fundraising for local dog park, which creates a healthy place that encourages seniors and all community members to be active and expand their social network; a win-win situation for all!
An opportunity to listen and speak on the health of the community, with a focus on finding more innovative ways to exercise funding.
A Community Response Network representative advocates and gets grants for seniors.
A Lions member attended a presentation on Gabriola’s child poverty put on by the community’s wellness collaborative. From this, he took it back to the Lions and the community and they created a lunch program fully funded by outside operators at the school.
8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday, is not generally the time when women are sexually assaulted. Community works hard to have 24/7 rape kit testing available at local centres, and completed by nurses.
New four bed Hospice will fill a need for Sea to Sky residents which is a huge fundraising success!
By going to a 10-year plan, the City maximizes their municipal finance authority and borrowing capacity, which means they are better positioned for matching grants and making things happen.
A small working group of nurses and administration developed a plan on how to achieve their goal of providing a Baby Bed to every family that lives in Port Alberni and in all West Coast Communities on Vancouver Island.
CP Rail puts on a “Holiday Train” that helps promote the donation of food towards a local food bank for the community.
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