East Kootenay Divisions of Family Practice

East Kootenay Primary Care Network

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The East Kootenay Primary Care Network (EKPCN) is working to improve the health of the population through timely access to comprehensive, person-centred, team-based care that is equitable and culturally safe. In the EKPCN, teams of healthcare professionals collaborate to improve the delivery of primary care to patients. For people and families, the EKPCN means better access to comprehensive, coordinated healthcare and community supports.

The EKPCN team consists of Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Clinic Staff, Midwives, and Aboriginal Care Navigators who work together to ensure all East Kootenay residents have a home base for their everyday healthcare needs.

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A Ktunaxa Program Supported by the EK PCN

The EKPCN is committed to doing the work and taking the journey to ensure cultural safety is integrated into primary care. We are dedicated to working in partnership with the Ktunaxa Nation and have integrated the Ktunaxa Nation Social Sector practice framework throughout the EKPCN. We also work closely with the Ktunaxa Bands (ʔakisq̓nuk, Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡiʾit, ʔaq̓am, and Yaqan Nuʔkiy) and the Shuswap Band (Secwépemc) to co-locate PCN services in aboriginal communities, as well as offer services for all Aboriginal Peoples living across the region in all primary care settings.

The EKPCN prioritized cultural safety by hiring a cultural safety educator. The cultural safety educator supports and trains PCN staff and healthcare providers to offer culturally safe care for all patients in the East Kootenay.

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