The BCCFP has committed to advocating for culturally safe health care and demonstrating anti-racist approaches to address health equity. The BCCFP Cultural Safety and Humility Grants Program (CS&H Grants) aims to support family physicians to continue or initiate new culturally safe practices.
Grants will be awarded that support or enhance cultural safety and humility among family physicians for initiatives that: CS&H Grants are available to BCCFP members. Seven grants will be awarded in values up to $5,000.
- Assist family physicians to engage and develop relationships with First Nations and Indigenous people within their communities.
- Embed CS&H into an integral aspect of the community-based family practice, Patient’s Medical Home, or primary care network.
- Create or modify tools and/or resources, and quality improvement mechanisms to better care for Indigenous Patients.
- Support the creation of a network or community of practice to pool and acquire knowledge and practical ways to incorporate CS&H into practice.
- Develop a mechanism whereby family physician voices can be heard and lent to advocacy efforts around CS&H to create a climate for change.
Grants must be used within a six-month period and recipients must be willing to share their tools, resources, and findings with the BCCFP and its members.
Applications were accepted between February 18, 2022 and April 15, 2022. Funding decisions are anticipated to be announced Fall 2022