There’s no denying that northern B.C. is enormous! In fact, the area served by Northern Health covers about two-thirds of the province!
This geography brings with it all sorts unique recreation opportunities and, for many people, the chance to walk directly out of your front door into stunning natural environments.
That said, the size and remoteness of northern B.C. can create challenges, too. In the latest issue of Healthier You magazine, we’re looking at programs, ideas, and people who are taking on this challenge head-on!
Learn how technology, travel programs, partnerships, and northern ideas are “shrinking geography”:
- Does your family have questions or concerns about allergies? A specialized allergy dietitian is just a phone call away!
- Need to travel for a health care appointment? Northern Health Connections bus service is celebrating 10 years of service!
- Have questions about HIV or hepatitis C? The specialized support team has you covered by phone, in-person, or via telehealth video link, no matter where in northern B.C. you might live.
In addition to sharing stories about all sorts of unique programs that connect people to services across our region, the magazine also lets you know how to access these services.
Take a look through the latest issue of the magazine online or look for a hard copy of the magazine in local doctors’ offices, clinics, and Northern Health facilities near you! All past issues of Healthier You are also available online.
About Vince Terstappen
Vince Terstappen is a Project Assistant with the health promotions team at Northern Health. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree in the area of community health and is passionate about upstream population health issues. Born and raised in Calgary, Vince lived, studied, and worked in Saskatoon, Victoria, and Vancouver before moving to Vanderhoof in 2012. When not cooking or baking, he enjoys speedskating, gardening, playing soccer, attending local community events, and Skyping with his old community health classmates who are scattered across the world. Vince works with Northern Health program areas to share healthy living stories and tips through the blog and moderates all comments for the Northern Health Matters blog.