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Aboriginal Health

Improving the health of Aboriginal people

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Fraser Health is committed to improving the health of Aboriginal people living in Fraser Health communities and reserves.

From Burnaby to White Rock to Boston Bar, Fraser Health serves 1.5 million people. Reviewing the current environment provides a profile of Fraser Health’s approximately 36,837 Aboriginal people including 34 First Nation communities (Aboriginal Identity, Census 2006) and their health status.

Of the 36,837 Aboriginal peoples (14,800 representing Status Registered Indians and 5,428 Non-Status Indians), 20,228 are First Nations, 14,632 are Métis, 175 are Inuit and 520 are represented by Multiple Aboriginal Identity.

Questions, concerns, and complaints

Fraser Health is a large and complex organization of approximately 26,000 employees with many complex services and operations. There are times when issues will arise. We want to address them as quickly and appropriately as possible.

Aboriginal health plan (2007–2010)

The Aboriginal Technical Advisory Group's collaboration and research had a single purpose: to identify how Fraser Health can better serve the health needs of Aboriginal residents. This effort has led to a much greater understanding and recognition of where health services in Fraser Health must be adapted or expanded to better serve these needs.

Building on the progress of the Transformative Change Accord, Fraser Health's Health Promotion and Prevention Services: Aboriginal Health Plan (2007 – 2010) was approved by Aboriginal partners in 2007.

Year in Review report

September 28, 2011 marked the fifth annual Fraser Health Aboriginal Health Year in Review celebration. This last year has focused Strengthening Relationships & Community Capacity Building  (one of the three strategic priorities from the Aboriginal Health Plan).

Profile of Aboriginal people in our region

The 2010 Profile of Aboriginal People in the Fraser Health region provides an overview of the health determinants and health status of the Fraser Health Aboriginal population.

The profile highlights seven key priority areas of focus to reduce the gap in health disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Fraser Health residents and contains information and discussions on:

  • Population demographics
  • Health determinants
  • Maternal and child health indicators
  • Diseases and injuries
  • Health service utilization

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Locations Served
Aboriginal HealthFraser Valley, Langley, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, Surrey/White Rock/ Delta
Kla-how-eya Healing Place-Guildford Public Health UnitSurrey/White Rock/ Delta

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