The Responsive Intersectoral Children's Health, Education, and Research (RICHER) Initiative was established in 2006 and was recognized by Health Canada with an Innovations Award for the development of the RICHER health care delivery model.
The first program of its kind in BC, the RICHER program seeks to address health equity disparities and particularly disparities in health care access that many marginalized and vulnerable children and families experience. The model recognizes the importance of trusted relationships and seeks to increase capacity and resilience for the families served.
Working from a child/family centered philosophy the family’s particular needs and circumstance are taken into consideration when providing healthcare services, which are linked to specialized healthcare and their community-based support networks.
RICHER - Specialist Pediatric Outreach Consultation for Kids (SPOCK)
Pediatric specialist outreach consultation appointments are booked on request Monday-Friday during office hours.