Basics for Health

Connecting our community with resources to ensure everyone can access health care services.

Are you facing challenges outside the clinic that are affecting your health? Would you benefit from connecting with community resources to address these challenges and support your health? Basics for Health is in place to help make those connections.

What is the Basics for Health Program?

The REACH Basics for Health Program is a referral-based program at the REACH Community Health Centre that works to support the social and economic needs of patients of the REACH Medical, Dental, and Multicultural Family Centre. The program operates with the understanding that the factors affecting a person’s health and wellbeing go beyond primary health care. Volunteers will work with patients to connect them with the appropriate resources in many areas – housing, income security, employment status, food security, child development and social services and more, in order to target underlying barriers to good health.

B4H Volunteers

How Can I Get Support?

A dedicated team of trained and supervised community volunteers is available to support you with meetings your health goals. Depending on your situation you may also be eligible for REACH social work services as well. Please email basicforhealth@reachcentre.bc.ca or ask a receptionist at Medical or Dental to access services.

Want to Volunteer with Basics for Health?

Help improve health outcomes for individuals and families while gaining meaningful and valuable healthcare experience as a Basics for Health (B4H) volunteer at REACH Community Health Centre! Our program holds intakes several times a years, and the next deadline will appear here. For more information contact our Basics for Health Coordinator at b4hcoordinator@reachcentre.bc.ca.

Individuals from underrepresented populations* are especially encouraged to apply. A followup application form will be sent to short-listed applicants. All successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check through REACH Community Health Centre.

*Underrepresented populations are those who are typically underrepresented in the healthcare field, for example, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, refugees and newcomers, and those who identify as LGBT2QIA+. REACH is strongly committed to creating a diverse work environment and encourages applications from the communities we serve.

Volunteer Schedule

Please see our weekly Volunteer Schedule below. Schedules are updated every Monday. If there are no volunteers present, please leave a voicemail and/or text at 604-347-8894 or email us at basic4health@reachcentre.bc.ca. Our coordinator (Taegan) may also be working on the second floor in the MFC.


 
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