On Thursday, April 26th, 2012, Dr. Evan Adams and Dr. Shannon Waters will discuss updates and outcomes of H1N1 in First Nations in British Columbia.
“We learned a lot from H1N1. In 2011 we presented through the UBC Learning Circle the important lessons we learned from our public health partners. At this session we would like to present the results of our quantitative analysis using physician and hospitalization data. These are the numbers that reinforce the stories we heard across the province and answers questions such as: did having Tamiflu available in some communities help reduce influenza and pneumonia among community members? Did First Nations get sicker than other British Columbians?”
Click for the: H1N1 Outcomes of First Nations in BC – Factsheet
Download the power point: UBC Learning Circle – Quantitative analysis – April 26 2012
About the Speakers
Dr. Evan Adams is a Coast Salish physician and actor from the Sliammon First Nation located near Powell River. Previously he served as Aboriginal Health Physician Advisor to Government and the First Nations Health Council, contributing to positive developments in health for all citizens in B.C. while making substantial improvements in service delivery to First Nations in the province. He was most recently appointed as the Deputy Provincial Health Officer.
Dr. Shannon Tania Waters is a Coast Salish physician and a member of Stz’uminus First Nation on Vancouver Island. She worked as a family doctor close to her home in Duncan, then after two years in family practice Dr. Waters returned to school and completed her specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Waters now works as the Director of Health Surveillance at First Nations Inuit Health Branch in Vancouver and is involved in First Nations health information governance, eHealth and is excited to be involved in the formation of the new First Nations Health Authority.