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Wuikinuxv Health Station Staff Contact Information

Health Program Coordinator 
Jennifer Anastacia
Telephone extension:    301
Email:  

Health Director 
Cerelina Willie 
Telephone extension:
  301
Email:  

Community Health Representative Schedule 

Community Health Representative (CHR)
February 17 to March 02 2024 is  Collin Reid
Telephone extension:  302
Direct line: 
250 949 5334
Email:                         


VHF channel 12 for emergencies 
 

Community Health Representative (CHR)

March 02 to March 16 2024 is Jeremy Hansen 

Health Resources

Port McNeill Medical Clinic: (250)-956-3377

Dr. Armogam

March trips into Wuikinuxv: March07, 2024 and March 21 2024

 

811: Calling 811 will connect you with a Registered Nurse

24 hours a day 7 days a week. They can answer questions or

concerns, as well as refer you on to appropriate resources.

 

Doctor of the Day: Calling 1-(855)-344-3800 will connect

you with a medical office assistant who will assist in booking

you a physician appointment either via phone or video call.

Health News 

Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month!  It's the perfect time to focus on keeping our hearts strong and healthy.

In Wuikinuxv, where access to Cardiovascular health services is limited and receiving timely medical attention can be challenging, prevention becomes even more critical. Despite Heart Disease being a leading cause of mortality in Canada, many people are unaware that it is preventable. This highlights the importance of our efforts to raise awareness and promote heart health.

Here are some Heart Healthy tips:

  1. Healthy Eating: Incorporate heart-healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, wild salmon, berries, and root vegetables into your diet. These foods are not only delicious but also provide essential nutrients that promote heart health. It is also recommended to lower your fat intake, avoid processed foods, and limit salt intake.

  2. Stay Active & engage in SAFE movement. SAFE movement focuses on gentle, low-impact activities that promote healing without causing additional stress. These activities can include walking, yoga, and rebounding, as well as everyday tasks like gardening, doing laundry, cleaning, or playing with your kids. The goal is to find activities that feel good and leave you energized rather than tired, especially if you're feeling run down.

  3. Manage Stress: Practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or spending time in nature. Nature has a way of rejuvenating our spirits and supporting overall well-being. Social support from family, friends, or talking to a counselor can be incredibly helpful in times of stress.

  4. Connect with the Land & Culture: Engage in activities like harvesting traditional foods, taking leisurely walks in the forest, or participating in community gatherings. Join in singing, dancing, or drumming sessions to strengthen bonds within the community while honoring your cultural traditions. Connecting with land and culture is healing and promotes heart health by reducing stress, increasing physical activity, and fostering a sense of belonging and well-being.

  5. Quit Smoking: If you're a smoker, know that quitting can be incredibly difficult, but you're not alone. Seek support and resources to help you on your journey to quit smoking. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease, but every step you take towards quitting is a step towards better heart health. Remember, it's okay to ask for help, and there are people and resources available to support you every step of the way.

  6. Know Your Numbers: Regularly monitor your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar. Understanding your numbers can help you manage your heart health more effectively.

Let's use this Heart Health Month as an opportunity to prioritize our cardiovascular well-being. By implementing these heart health tips and advocating for improved access to healthcare services, we can work together to prevent heart disease and promote a healthier future for our community.

 

For more information or support on heart health, reach out to the CHR or the Nurse at the Health Centre. Together, let's prioritize our cardiovascular well-being and thrive as a community!

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