Strategies

 

The Foundation’s programs are based on the following strategies:

  • Promoting prevention programs
  • Developing healthy lifestyles
  • Using common sense approaches to reducing harms created by addictions
  • Encouraging community self-sufficiency
  • Being sensitive to and confronting drug abuse issues within a cultural context

The Kaiser Foundation works, on a continuing basis, to develop public policy alternatives that strengthen the breadth and quality of services. The Foundation takes a leadership position in the addiction field, influencing key decision-makers in British Columbia in support of programs that prevent addictions, strengthen communities, reduce the harmful effects of addiction, and provide quality front-line services.

The Directory of Addiction Services in British Columbia is one example of the Foundation’s work. Another is Step By Step: A Prevention Handbook on Alcohol and Other Drug Use, which has assisted communities to implement child and youth programs. Step By Step supports parents, teachers, and other community workers, all of whom have such impact and influence on children and youth.

Communities in British Columbia continue to face difficult challenges related to addiction. The Kaiser Foundation is committed to assisting those who face the challenges of addiction and to assisting the communities where they live and work.

The Kaiser Foundation is dependent on the support of those we serve, along with individuals who donate their time and effort to the Foundation’s commitment. We gratefully acknowledge and thank them.