Core ICS Health Training
Core ICS Health Training focuses on health care issues for professionals working with Indigenous people in British Columbia. The Core ICS Health is specific to those who work in the health care field and the goal is to improve access to health services and health outcomes for Aboriginal people.
The training is designed for non-Aboriginal health professionals working in PHSA, Regional Health Authorities, Ministry of Health and partner agencies. The curriculum is intended as introductory training and is supplemented by the Nation and region specific training provided by regional health authorities or Indigenous groups.
Learning is self-paced over an eight-week window and typically takes between eight-ten hours to complete, though this could be longer or shorter depending on your style of learning. There is no need to be logged in at specific times. The training is facilitated so you will interact with others in your group when you get to the discussion boards; and with the facilitator in the discussion boards and journal entries.
This version of the training is accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada.
You will receive a certificate once you complete the training.
Eligibility for Training
- Provincial Health Services Authority
- Northern Health Authority
- Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (including Providence Health)
- Interior Health Authority
- Fraser Health Authority
- Vancouver Island Health Authority
- Ministry of Health
If you believe you are qualified to take the training but don't see your health organization listed contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For those not employed by one of the health authorities listed above, the fee for the Core ICS Health training is $250.00. Please click here to register.
Net proceeds will be dedicated to support future Indigenous Cultural Competency continuing education activities and conferences.
The on-line Core Health program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada. This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 16 Mainpro+ credits.
The British Columbia Core Health program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program eligible for up to 8.0 Section 3 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. This program has been reviewed and approved by UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 8.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).