The RICHER Program (Responsive Intersectoral Child and Community Health Education and Research) is a place-based, equity-focused, interdisciplinary team of health care providers at BC Children’s Hospital co-located in Vancouver’s inner city. Established in 2006, the RICHER Program seeks to address disparities in health care access experienced by many marginalized children, youth and families. Providers aim to provide relational, trauma-integrated care. RICHER is committed to a continual process of learning regarding best practices in anti-oppressive, anti-racist and decolonized care models to best serve our populations.

The clinical program combines primary care nurse practitioners with specialist physician outreach including pediatrics, adolescent medicine, developmental pediatrics, psychiatry, dermatology and ophthalmology.

Our research team works collaboratively with community partners to better understand how the social and structural determinants of health impact children, youth and families. 

To deliver quality clinical care and research in the community, we work collaboratively with our partners: