Welcome to iCON Aboriginal

The interCultural Online Health Network (iCON) works with communities to provide culturally relevant health information for the prevention and management of chronic diseases, including: diabetes, heart disease, dementia and liver disease.

To work towards the facilitation of culturally meaningful care, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), and the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Digital Emergency Medicine (DigEM), through the inter-Cultural Online health Network (iCON), jointly created a video and discussion guide featuring First Nations and Aboriginal Traditional Healers.


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The purpose of this video and discussion guide are to:

  • Increase the understanding of the role of traditional healing and the work of traditional practitioners
  • Encourage the integration of traditional healing into the health care plans of First Nations and Aboriginal patients
  • Support positive health care experiences through a culturally competent care framework.

Discussion Guide picClick here to download the Discussion Guide