iNtercultural Online Health Network (iCON)

iNtercultural Online health Network (iCON): Co-Developing a Resource for BC First Nations Communities

We invite you to come and share your experiences and knowledge of practical and culturally appropriate methods of chronic disease prevention and self-management.

On Wednesday March 23rd, the iNterCultural Online Health Network (iCON) team from the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s eHealth Strategy Office will share their experiences with a chronic disease prevention and self-management education program in BC’s multicultural communities.  Since 2007, iCON has partnered with Chinese- and Punjabi-speaking communities in BC to host live and webcast forums on diabetes, healthy heart, dementia, liver disease, and mental wellness. Information presented is interactive, culturally sensitive, language-appropriate and presented by community-based health professionals.

iCON is beginning a process to partner with First Nations communities across BC to deliver culturally relevant chronic disease prevention and self-management education.



The session will include a discussion of:

1.     iCON’s background and current community-based activities

2.     Your input and ideas for adapting iCON as a potential resource that may be useful in your community

And, as a sample of potential iCON resources, a few tools on managing diabetes:

3.     How to get the most out of doctor’s appointments – self-empowerment and ‘good’ questions

4.     Practical guide to diabetes: top 10 tips

Please join us and share your thoughts on how iCON can best be harmonized with current health initiatives in your communities.

Graphic Recording from March 23rd Learning Circle (credit: Yolanda Liman)

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