interim First Nations Health Authority Communique and Recruitment Notice
Establishment of interim First Nations Health Authority
At the Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IV forum, First Nations endorsed Resolution 2011-01, the Consensus Paper: BC First Nations Perspectives on a New Health Governance Arrangement, and the British Columbia Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance. Specifically, the Consensus Paper states:
Following approval of this consensus paper and the signing of the Framework Agreement, the FNHC will direct the First Nations Health Society to take steps to amend its bylaws to become the interim FNHA and begin the early steps in implementing the new health governance arrangement”
The FNHC has followed this direction and on December 20th, (in their role as members of the First Nations Health Society) passed by consensus a resolution to amend the bylaws of the FNHS and transform it into the interim First Nations Health Authority.
Download the communique for more information. iFNHA Communique to BC First Nations | pdf download |
Download the recruitment notice for more information. iFNHA Recruitment Notice | pdf download |
Provincial Conference Targets Mental Health
Michelle DeGroot, Executive Director Health Actions, presents at CAI Gathering January 17th, 2012
Mental health care representatives from around the province met in Vancouver January 16-17 connecting and co-ordinating with the goal of better addressing current mental health and wellness issues. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) ‘Knowledge Exchange: Building from Within and Building Outreach’ two-day session saw a number presenters, interactive education sessions and networking opportunities for front-line and executive liaisons from around B.C.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak in Fraser East - Free Vaccine Clinics
The pertussis outbreak that began in Hope has spread to Agassiz and Chilliwack. Outbreak control measures are in place for Chilliwack and the surrounding area. This includes offering free vaccine to adults and youth living in Hope, Agassiz and Chilliwack (and surrounding area) who are in contact with young children who have not had a pertussis booster in the previous 5 years. All adults living in on-reserve communities are eligible as well.
Please click READ MORE to view a list of upcoming open clinics.
First Nations Health Society - ‘Safer Nations - Injury Prevention’ 2012 Video Contest!
The First Nations Health Society is very excited to announce their new video contest for 2012 entitled “Safer Nations – Injury Prevention”.
Building on the success of last year’s “Active Spirit, Active History” video contest, the FNHS is asking B.C. First Nations to get creative and inspire messages that promote injury prevention!
We want to know what kind of messages can help educate our people on injury prevention to create safer communities.