Sara Eftekhar is a health equity advocate, consultant and nurse practitioner (NP). She has been deeply moved by the injustices experienced by her patients on the North Shore, inspiring her to enact change at a policy level and become involved as a board member. She is an active volunteer with AccessBC, advocating for free prescription contraception policy which recently came to effect, she has helped implement Canada’s first ever youth policies, created public service announcements on the radio about the barriers of health care and represented Canada at the United Nations as the first ever youth delegate with the Canadian delegation. Furthermore, she has served as a Lead Advisor with Hollyburn Community Services on a research study focused on improving access for women experiencing gender based violence. Her advocacy work has garnered significant attention, leading her to make appearances on prominent media outlets such as CBC and CTV news. She has been honored with prestigious awards such as the YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award, RBC’s, Top 25 Immigrants of Canada, and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. She holds a nursing degree from UBC, a Master of Arts in Peace, Conflict and Development as a Rotary Peace Fellow on a full scholarship and a Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Athabasca University. She is the elected Vancouver NP Councilor of Nurses and Nurse practitioners of British Columbia (NNPBC), sits on the Advisory Child Care Action Board at the City of West Vancouver and a member of the North Shore Coordinating Committee to End Violence Against Women, spearheading the implementation of forensic nursing services at Lions Gate Hospital.
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