The Aboriginal Health Initiative Program (AHIP) is a short-term grant administrated by the Aboriginal Health office at Northern Health.
AHIP grants are used to fund projects that will:
- Have a good chance of living on after the funding ends.
- Support collaboration: your project will encourage different groups to work together toward a common goal such as community members (youth, family, elders, etc), Health Staff (Band, NH and FNIH), physicians, your Aboriginal Health Improvement Committees and Hub, other communities/agencies, etc.
- Improve health by combining cultural and traditional knowledge with current health care approaches.
- Build relationships: your project will enhance how people connect with each other, their families and their community.
- Build capacity of local Aboriginal staff (training).
Since 2002, Aboriginal Health, Northern Health has administrated the AHIP program specifically targeted for Aboriginal Health. In the 2013 - 2014 fiscal year, the AHIP will be in its eleventh year.
The NH region includes: Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), north to the Yukon border, east to the Alberta border, south to the Robson Valley, Quesnel and Alexandria.
- All First Nations
- Bands and Health Centres
- Aboriginal, Inuit, and Metis organizations who provides health and social services and are located in the Northern Health (NH) region
Northern Health Aboriginal Health Improvement Program (AHIP) Criteria
Northern Health Aboriginal Health Improvement Program (AHIP) Application 2013-2014
For information and feedback on your health initiative ideas for future applications, please contact 250-565-7338