Indigenous Health Resources

The CRA hosts an annual Indigenous Health Competency Workshop for members, and has collected other Indigenous Health resources including an online cultural safety training program, Around the Rheum podcasts on Indigenous Health topics, etc.

Participant-reported effect of an Indigenous Health continuing professional development initiative for specialists

Health outcomes of Indigenous patients are impacted by culturally unsafe specialty care environments. The ‘Educating for Equity (E4E)’ program is a continuing professional development (CPD) intervention which incorporates skill-based teaching to improve Indigenous patient experiences and outcomes in healthcare interactions. Read more…

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training  delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia is a unique, on-line training program designed to enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of those who work both directly and indirectly with Indigenous people. The goal of the Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) training is to develop understanding and promote positive partnerships between service providers and Indigenous people.

Core ICS Health Training was designed for Health Authority, Ministry of Health, and other professionals working in the health care field. For more information visit Note: This resource is provided for information only, and the CRA does not endorse either the program or the provider of this training.

CRA ‘Around the Rheum’ Podcasts on Indigenous Health

Episode 13 – Indigenous Health with Dr. Cheryl Barnabe – July 23, 2021


Episode 17 – Indigenous Health Part 2 with Dr Lindsay Crowshoe – December 17, 2021

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) 

The NIHB Program provides coverage for approximately 926,000 eligible registered First Nations and recognized Inuit with a limited range of medically necessary health-related goods and services not provided through private or provincial/territorial health insurance plans. These benefits complement provincial and territorial health care programs, such as physician and hospital care, as well as other First Nations and Inuit community-based programs and services. DTAC  is an external advisory body of highly qualified health professionals who bring impartial and practical expert medical and pharmaceutical advice to the NIHB Program to promote improvement in the health outcomes of First Nations and Inuit clients through effective use of pharmaceuticals.  The approach is evidence-based and the advice reflects medical and scientific knowledge, current utilization trends, current clinical practice, health care delivery and specific departmental client health care needs.

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