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Posts related to the InterCultural Online Network project at the eHealth Strategy Office.

Free Mental Health & Wellness public forum in Punjabi

Free Mental Health & Wellness public forum in Punjabi

On Sunday March 27th the interCultural Online Health Network (iCON)  hosted a Free Mental Health & Wellness public forum. The forum was held from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall, Unit #6 8388 128th Street, Surrey. The forum focused on anxiety and depression and maintaining mental wellness. Health professionals discussed […]

Free Mental Health & Wellness public forum

Free Mental Health & Wellness public forum

On Saturday March 12th the interCultural Online Health Network (iCON) hosted a Free Mental Health & Wellness public forum. The forum focused on anxiety and depression and maintaining mental wellness. Health professionals discussed early detection, signs and symptoms, accessing available resources as well as lifestyle strategies for self-care. The forum featured engaging speakers, networking opportunities […]

Patient and community centered eHealth: Exploring eHealth barriers and facilitators

Patient and community centered eHealth: Exploring eHealth barriers and facilitators

Study findings reveal that Chinese and Punjabi immigrant seniors in British Columbia have low eHealth literacy levels, compounded by challenges related to language, culture, attitude, and accessibility. As such, eHealth tools must be culturally-tailored and designed to address these barriers to better serve diverse populations. Read more online in the Health Policy and Technology Journal

iCON: Supporting Chinese and South Asian BC citizens for optimal self-management

iCON: Supporting Chinese and South Asian BC citizens for optimal self-management

Cultural minorities can be disadvantaged in accessing information and services to support them in their optimal self-management. Read more at http://bcmj.org/special-feature/icon-supporting-chinese-and-south-asian-bc-citizens-optimal-self-management

Thank you for making iCON a success!

Thank you for making iCON a success!

It’s been another successful year and we’d like to take a moment to showcase iCON’s achievements, as well as to recognize the individuals and organizations that were integral to our success. Check out the many ways in which our volunteers, health professionals, community partners, program funders, and most importantly, our participants have contributed to the […]

Congratulations to iCON for successfully hosting its annual South Asian health forum

Congratulations to iCON for successfully hosting its annual South Asian health forum

This one-of-a-kind health forum drew 500 participants, allowing vital health information to reach both in-person attendees and remote viewers online. The forum held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 featured a panel of health professionals who spoke about diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – some of the most prevalent chronic diseases in South Asian populations. The health […]

iCON (Intercultural Online Health Network) in The Vancouver Sun

iCON (Intercultural Online Health Network) in The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun recently asked Dr. Ho about how a mufti-cultural approach connects ethnic people in B.C. to better health, and about the work of eHealth Strategy Office.

iCON Community Health Forum

iCON Community Health Forum

Join us on Sunday November 2nd at the Grand Taj Banquet Hall to learn about Diabetes related illnesses of the heart, kidneys, and eyes. Presented in Punjabi For more information click here