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Out of the ashes: Ashcroft Indian Band and the Elephant Hill wildfire – Insights for public health responses to long-term evacuation

August 2021

Out of the ashes:
Ashcroft Indian Band and the Elephant Hill wildfire
– Insights for public health responses
to long-term evacuation

This case study by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) explores the evacuation of Ashcroft Indian Band following the Elephant Hill wildfire in 2017. It includes insight into the health and social impacts of the evacuation, as well as the role of public health to support long-term emergency planning and recovery.

This resource is one of three knowledge products developed by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCHP) to explore knowledge gaps and inform priorities for public health responses to long-term evacuations, including the impact of natural disasters on First Nations Communities.

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