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The towns of Revelstoke and Armstrong stand out as places where kindergarten children score above average on developmental health measures, especially compared to children in some neighbouring communities. An IHSTS project is studying the role of community agencies in these outcomes and whether collaboration within “early years coalitions” leads to healthier children.
Fraser Health’s Sehat Wellness Ambassadors program is developing interventions to help members of the South Asian community improve health related behaviours. IHSTS is helping Fraser Health design and test these interventions. By focusing on Patient-Centred Design, and using rapid prototyping to trial different approaches, the team is learning about how to engage different members of this community in conversations about their health.
Thanks to a new program at John Barsby Community School in Nanaimo, students can access a full range of health and wellness services without stepping off the school property. IHSTS has launched a new scoping project focused on illuminating the key components of collaboration for this community-based initiative.