Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:

wwww.islandhealth.ca

and a new website for medical staff:

medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca

Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.

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Island Health Magazine

Island Health magazine is just one of the ways we provide residents of Island Health with the information they need to keep themselves and their families healthy. The magazine offers wellness tips to prevent illness and disease along with information on how to access health services in the community where they live.  Happy reading and keep sending us your comments: #IslandHealthMag.
 
Summer 2018

Summer 2018

The summer issue of Island Health magazine features summer safety information along with grilling tips and healthy recipes for the BBQ. Our wellness feature looks at the benefits of a good night’s sleep and how to get it.

This issue also includes a series of articles on stigma and substance use from several perspectives.

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Spring 2018 (3/29/2018)
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Spring 2018

Learn about joint replacement surgery, tips for safe gardening, read an article on how to share the dinner prep workload along with some easy meal ideas. All this and more, including a message from our new CEO, Kathy MacNeil.

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Winter 2018 (1/4/2018)
Island Health Magazine - Winter 2018

Winter 2018

The winter issue of Island Health magazine features articles on the benefits of mindfulness; how to add more movement into your life; caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease along with getting your veggie fix in the winter and a message from Acting CEO Kathy MacNeil on building resilience.

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Fall 2017 (10/6/2017)
Island Health Magazine - Fall 2017

Fall 2017

This issue celebrates the opening of the North Island Hospital. We also feature articles on Island Health’s Pain Program, breastmilk donation, active transportation for kids and ideas for seniors to age in place.

In addition, we have an introduction to our newest VP, Jamie Braman. The healthy eating section features recipes and tips for using a slow cooker.

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Summer 2017 (7/6/2017)
Island Health Magazine - Summer 2017

Summer 2017

In this issue we share stories about our volunteer baby hugging program at VGH and the amazing projects funded through Island Health’s Community Wellness Grants program.

We also look at COPD, Canada’s fourth leading cause of death and discuss how compassion can fight stigma. Summer safety tips, family activities and recipes are also featured.

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Spring 2017 (4/3/2017)

Spring 2017

In this edition we focus on making your home poison free, especially if you have young children. We also talk about how to approach the topic of drug consumption with your teenagers. As spring is now here, we have some gardening tips for the green thumbed. Also included in this issue are articles on managing arthritis, volunteer week and making connections with loved ones suffering dementia.  

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Winter 2017 (1/3/2017)

Winter 2017

In this edition we highlight a pet therapy program that is making positive changes in the lives of Island Health patients. We also talk about New Year’s resolutions and how to make lasting and healthy changes—accompanied by some healthy recipes to keep you off the fad diet path. We also include stories about Island Health street nurses, age-related hearing loss, physical activity suggestions for the non-team-sports child and much more. Happy reading and Happy New Year!

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Fall 2016 (10/3/2016)

Fall 2016

In this edition we highlight the importance of grandparents in our kids' lives. This issue also features an article on borderline personality disorder and highlights one woman's journey with diabetes. We also include recipes and tips to help busy families enjoy good food fast and much more. Happy reading!

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Summer 2016 (6/28/2016)

Summer 2016

This edition we feature: "staycation" ideas for families, summer safety tips, tobacco-free sports and we discuss how to search for trustworthy health information online. We also provide some tasty recipes that showcase fresh summer fruits and veggies. Enjoy! 

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Spring 2016 (4/6/2016)

Spring 2016

This edition we feature: the health benefits of happiness; disaster preparedness; childhood immunizations; forensic nurses--objective collectors of evidence; what to do for someone in crisis; as well as tasteful taco recipes for spring.

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