Interior Health

Research is care and care is research! Caring is at the heart of who we are. Inspiring hope and trust as we provide the highest standard of health care for the people who live here. For over 20 years, we’ve been working and partnering for the health and wellbeing of everyone in the BC Interior — over 801,000 people.

By working together we deliver services and solutions that make a positive difference in the lives of everyone in our region — all 215,000 square kilometres located on the ancestral, unceded, and traditional territories of the seven Interior Region First Nations: Dãkelh Dené, St’át’imc, Syilx, Tŝilhqot’in, Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, and Nlaka’pamux Nations.

We will work tirelessly to ensure everyone receives the attention and care they need. And we will continue to explore innovative new ways to deliver health care.

Our goal is to make it possible for everyone to improve their wellness and quality of life.

Our Interior Health Research Department is building a Learning Health System that includes voices from our communities, helps advance health care delivery, and contributes to improved health and well-being for all. To learn more, email

Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

The CCDPM is a newly established Faculty of Medicine Centre, forged from a vision to establish an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of research and knowledge translation for the prevention and management of chronic conditions. The Centre’s research strategy builds on the collective research strengths of the UBC Okanagan campus, Interior Health, and local clinicians in three key areas: Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes and Obesity, and Neurological Disorders.

Parkinson Society of British Columbia

Established in 1969, Parkinson Society British Columbia, governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, is supported entirely by donations from individuals, members, corporations, foundations and the dedicated efforts of volunteers.

Every person touched by Parkinson’s deserves to know that they are not alone in their journey. We are here for you. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to offering support, sharing reliable information and raising funds for programs and research.

We are part of a strong community united in our dedication to improve the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.

Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation

The Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation (PARF) is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Alzheimer’s disease is devastating to its victims and their families, and has a profoundly negative impact on Canadian society. The economic burden of Alzheimer’s disease is in the billions of dollars, with incalculable costs to quality of life for patients and their families. There are tens of thousands new cases of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in Canada each year and the number is continuing to grow.

PARF’s mission is to eradicate Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by assisting scientists whose aim is to achieve this objective.

Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation

The Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation has two major objectives: investigation and support of complementary and alternative medicine, particularly in the treatment of cancer, and economic education that promotes the principles of a free market.

The Foundation also supplies support to organizations that help people who fall through the social safety net of government programs for the needy. Most of these groups operate around the area of Main and Hastings in Vancouver to provide care for a vulnerable population. Some support is also given to existing charitable organizations that come to the Board’s attention.


CHÉOS is a multidisciplinary health research centre founded to pursue excellence in research through the rigorous evaluation, interpretation and dissemination of health outcomes information.

Established in 1998, the Centre is jointly affiliated with the Providence Research and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine, and is located in a teaching and research hospital in the heart of Vancouver, Canada.