Vancouver's Downtown South Community Health Centre, an interdisciplinary resource serving 3,000 clients a year and a training site for residents and undergraduates, has been awarded the 1999 John F. McCreary Interdisciplinary Team Prize.

The centre, opened in 1995, has 25 professionals on staff, including psychiatric nurses, alcohol and drug counsellors and physicians who treat clients with health issues such as addictions, poverty, mental illness and HIV/AIDS.

The award is given annually by UBC's Office of the Co-ordinator of Health Sciences for the best example of a B.C. health-care initiative that demonstrates innovative co-operation between three or more health-care disciplines.