Laura Salmon, Director of First Nations Health Programs at the Yukon Hospital Corporation, joins us on Episode 18 of The HQ podcast as we continue our series on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Laura shares the innovative strategies that are being used in the Yukon to help increase Indigenous and First Nations representation in the health system. Follow along as we learn how these strategies work, and how they can be applied at all levels of healthcare across Canada and how they can help us answer The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada‘s Calls to Action and lead to the transformation and healing so critical to our Indigenous, First Nations, and Metis people.
About Laura Salmon
Laura Salmon started her professional career in nutrition when she moved to the Yukon over 20 years ago. She has been the Director of First Nations Health Programs (FNHP) since 2013, and oversees a wide variety of Yukon Hospitals programs and services for Indigenous patients. Through her role, she is accountable for ensuring that the holistic health needs of self-identified patients are met by Yukon Hospitals. She also contributes to the planning and direction of corporate initiatives like Indigenization: transforming spaces, services, policies and programs with a focus on youth and the future of healthcare.
Originally from the Nak’Azdli Wh’uten First Nation in BC, she is now a seasoned Yukoner and enjoys the changing seasons. She makes the most of the long winter with skiing and the long summer days with running and cycling.
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