Since 1978, the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) Foundation has worked with a generous community to raise funds to support world-class health care, research and innovation close to home for a rapidly expanding and diverse population in the Interior of BC. Today, the KGH Foundation is the lead fundraising organization for Kelowna General Hospital, JoeAnna’s House, Hospice House, Brookhaven and Cottonwoods. For more information, visit

The Interior Health Authority (IH) was created in 2001 to deliver health-care services to the population of the southern interior of British Columbia, now numbering over 725,000. The geographic area for which IH has responsibility covers almost 215-thousand square kilometres and includes several larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook and Vernon and, most notably, a host of rural and remote communities. IH employs 18,500 people, including 6,500 professional clinicians and 1,500 physicians.

For more information, please refer to this website. IH has had roles in education, training and research since its inception in 2001. IH has over 240 active studies currently including a broad range of topics. For specific information about research in IH, click here.

Funding interests

Award types

Health Professional-Investigator

Research interest

  • primary care and chronic disease prevention
  • applied data science
  • health of rural and remote populations
  • Indigenous health

Research location/affiliation: Interior Health