First Nations Health

The following resources are available.  Please contact them directly or the Health Department for more information.


First Nations Health Authority

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) aims to reform the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations to close these gaps and improve health and well-being.

BC First Nations, the Province of BC, and the Government of Canada have all determined that First Nations health disparities are no longer acceptable. A New Relationship between these Tripartite Partners was forged and a series of precedent-setting agreements led to the creation of a First Nations Health Authority.

 

The FNHA has taken​ over the administration of federal health programs and services previously ​delivered by Health Canada's First Nations Inuit Health Branch – Pacific Region, and to work with the province and First Nations to address service gaps through new partnerships, closer collaboration, and health systems innovation.

For more information: http://fnha.ca/


Inter Tribal Health Authority

Inter Tribal Health Authority (ITHA) exists to support its Member First Nations by enhancing the quality of life and well being of their people and families through community development, professional consultation and direct health services.

We respect the jurisdiction of member Nations within their own territories. Our commitment is to optimize the control of member Nations over their own health services. To this end, we provide advocacy. We speak collectively on behalf of our 29 member Nations and believe that we have greater strength in numbers. We are frequently asked to speak and be a part of policy initiatives on a regional and national level.  Often, we speak out, even when not invited!

Services include Health Nursing, Home and Community Care, and the SOAR Mentoring Program. SOAR Mentors provide Supportive, Optimistic Advocacy with the goal of helping women Restore their lives to a place that is meaningful to them and their families.

For more information:http://www.intertribalhealth.ca

Video: http://www.intertribalhealth.ca/videoEMR.html

Or download the brochure below.

 

HealthLinkBC

Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse any time of the day or night. On weekdays, you can speak to a dietitian about nutrition and healthy eating. At night we have pharmacists available to answer your medication questions.

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

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