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We Are IH: Meet AJ Brekke

We Are IH is a new recognition campaign to spotlight our people in a real way – through pictures and stories that allow their authenticity to shine through! Each month, four Interior Health employees or medical staff will be featured through our News@IH website and our weekly In the Loop Roundup email newsletter.  Currently the Peri-operative Manager at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in…

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Patient-centred care in mental health and substance use

"There are only so many ways to fix a broken leg," says Debi Morris. "But if you have five patients with a mood disorder, there will be so many ways you will approach treatment." For Debi, the field of Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) is fascinating, in part, because care and treatment needs to…

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Getting creative against COVID-19

Jonathan Green is a recent high-school grad from Kelowna. His mom is also a physician at the Urgent and Primary Care Centre in town. As part of a recent class project he created a video to help spread the word about staying safe and protecting ourselves against COVID-19. "I see my mom going to work…

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We Are IH: Meet Vanessa Mitchell

We Are IH is a new recognition campaign to spotlight our people in a real way – through pictures and stories that allow their authenticity to shine through! Each month, four Interior Health employees or medical staff will be featured through our News@IH website and our weekly In the Loop Roundup email newsletter.  Vanessa Mitchell is an Aboriginal lead and program manager of…

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Community planning with health in mind

Have you ever thought what would improve the quality of life for people living in your community? What would make your community a better place to live? What matters most to you? Sharing your ideas, visions, and views during an Official Community Plan (OCP) process is a perfect opportunity to engage in local government planning…

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Play safe this summer: bike safety tips

Cycling is an accessible, safe and healthy method of transportation and recreation. It is also an activity that can decrease your risk of chronic illnesses. Jenny Green, a team leader with Healthy Communities cautions there are risks to cycling. "Keeping cyclists safe starts with a safe environment. Reduce your speed while driving. In any situation…

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Boxing gives voice to kids in Shuswap community

Having spent the past 20 years working as a Speech Language Pathologist in Salmon Arm, Christina El Gazzar had been searching for a way to give back to her community. Originally from Montreal, she had relocated to the Shuswap from northern B.C., accepting a job with Interior Health and moving with her family. For the…

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Words matter: Taking action to end stigma

Ryan knew he had a problem. As a teen he had experimented with drugs. That experimenting had quickly escalated into an addiction, and he needed help. But as a popular boy growing up in a tight-knit community, he was worried about what people would think. Like most of us, Ryan had been exposed to negative…

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We Are IH: Meet Allen Lee

We Are IH is a new recognition campaign to spotlight our people in a real way – through pictures and stories that allow their authenticity to shine through! Each month, four Interior Health employees or medical staff will be featured through our News@IH website and our weekly In the Loop Roundup email newsletter.  Allen has worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at the…

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