The Vision for the Communicable Disease Prevention Planning Committee (the Committee), sub-section of the Tripartite Strategy Council for Primary Care & Public Health Cluster, can be summarized as follows:
The Communicable Disease Prevention Planning Committee will identify and/or develop and support strategic methodologies which allow for the greatest degree of systematic change and improvement in public health for and with BC First Nations communities. The Planning Committee is to work with BC First Nations and the government agencies to identify First Nations initiatives in communicable disease prevention (with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention and pandemic planning) that are collaborative in nature and well aligned with federal and provincial approaches and strategies, and which address the specific TCA:FNHP, TFNHP and identified First Nations priority health action items which form the underlying focus of this Committee.
The key function of the Planning Committee shall align wherever possible with current Federal, Provincial, municipal and other related health governments planning processes to create strategic direction to set key policies to meet Tripartite First Nations Health Plan, Transformative Change Accord, and Framework Agreement objectives.
Key Stakeholders for Communicable Disease Prevention Planning Committee
Key stakeholders for the Committee are:
- First Nations and Inuit Health, British Columbia Region, Health Canada
- Aboriginal Healthy Living Branch and Communicable Disease Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Mental Health Promotion Branch, Ministry of Health, Government of British Columbia
- First Nations Health Society operating as the interim First Nations Health Authority (iFNHA)
-First Nations & Inuit Health, Health Canada, Ottawa
- Provincial Health Services Authority
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Provincial Health Services Authority shall obtain relevant regional health authority input as needed. The iFNHA working with the First Nations Health Directors Association and other alliances, shall facilitate and support First Nations representatives. The Aboriginal Healthy Living Branch of the Ministry of Health shall facilitate and support relevant Aboriginal/Metis representatives including resourcing their attendance and participation.