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Caring Circle Resource Centre in Need of Printed Material and Volunteers

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Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: April 11, 2013 2:00 PM

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Caring Circle is asking for printed materials as well as volunteers. Photo Joanne Raymont

Since the Caring Circle Health Resource Centre opened on February 20, 80 people have visited our volunteer health navigator/coordinator, Colleen O’Neil. Her role is one of helping people find the support they need as our health system is becoming increasingly complicated and the onus is being newly placed on patients to self manage their health. This is theoretically good but without someone to guide them, people often feel lost trying to negotiate the system. The resulting frustration adds to the stress of having compromised health. Having health navigators is a fairly new role in health care but is being increasingly adopted. Read more →

For Bowen’s Health

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Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: March 07, 2013 2:00 PM

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Diane Marshall and Colleen O’Neil hold up the new
Bowen Island Health Resource Guide

This week, the Bowen Island Health Resource Guide will arrive in postal boxes all across the island. The Caring Circle Health Advisory Committee hopes that the publication will become a resource for seeking health care information and recommends that islanders keep it in a prominent place. The advisory committee consists of approximately 14 people who are either health professionals or committed to a healthy Bowen. In addition to the mail-drop, the guide will be distributed to health-related businesses on Bowen. Read more →

Health Survey Will Inform Priorities and Resource Allocation

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VCH LogoBy Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: December 07, 2012 9:00 AM

Until Sunday, December 16, Bowen residents have a chance to participate in a survey that gauges the health and well-being of North Shore residents. While the survey does not exclusively focus on islanders, Dr. Jat Sandhu, regional director of the Public Health Surveillance Unit, believes it is important to get their input. “I can’t emphasize enough that we want to hear local-level voices. The data will give us valuable tools for engaging local governments and organizations.”

The survey can be completed online at www.vch.ca/northshoresurvey and aims to reach residents in the city and district of North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Lions Bay and Bowen Island to learn about their community involvement, household and neighbourhood characteristics that may influence individual health and well-being. The survey is conducted by Vancouver Coastal Health and Dr. Sandhu explained that while provincial and national surveys provide health statistics on a larger geographical level, the North Shore Wellness Survey could help to attain more detailed information that could be used to “plug gaps” in local health and wellness services.

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