First Nations Leaders meet on Health in North Vancouver
Vancouver Coastal Caucus meeting in North Vancouver
North Vancouver - First Nations leaders from the Vancouver Coastal Health Region and their technical health advisors met in North Vancouver February 15th & 16th as part of the ongoing process to reform health services for First Nations in BC. Part of the ongoing community engagement process, the Vancouver Coastal Caucus is comprised of representatives of the 14 First Nations located in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region and is tied in to the broader BC-wide First Nations Health Council process.
The two-day meeting is part of ongoing work that is being done throughout BC under a series of agreement s with Canada and BC. The Vancouver Coastal Caucus members have been working together to guide the development of a new health governance arrangement for BC First Nations. The meeting included 21 representatives from 11 Nations in the region and included leadership and health directors as well as support staff from the interim First Nations Health Authority.
Northern Caucus Yields Positive Results
interim First Nations Health Authority – February 27, 2012
Representatives cast their vote at the First Nations Health Council Northern regional Health Caucus meeting
PRINCE GEORGE - Many First Nations Chiefs, health representatives and community members from Northern BC were in Prince George Feb. 15-16 for the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) Northern regional Health Caucus. A number of positive steps were taken in strengthening the voice of Northern First Nations united for a more functional health service structure while discussing future plans for First Nations Health governance and service delivery.
Highlights at the session included powerful keynote speeches from Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and Aboriginal Health Advisor to the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Evan Adams, as well as approving Caucus Terms of Reference and moving forward on a Regional Partnership Accord with the Northern Health Authority…
Tripartite Committee discusses regional focus on First Nations health transformation
interim First Nations Health Authority – February 20, 2012
“We don’t really have a template. What we’re seeing is that things are playing out the way they need to in every region…we need to figure out how we support those regional conversations to make sure we can get to agreements.” - Joe Gallagher, CEO of the interim First Nations Health Authority
Tripartite Committee members meet in Vancouver
VANCOUVER - Members of the Tripartite Committee on First Nations Health (TCFNH) met in Vancouver on Feb. 7 to discuss progress on the shared goal of improving First Nations health in the province. The Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health approved by BC First Nations set out the membership of the TCFNH.
A number of important updates came on Framework Agreement Implementation, Health Actions with a focus on Primary Care and Regional Partnership Accord developments…
Tripartite Aboriginal Doula Training - Register now!
The first training session of 2012 for Aboriginal Doula’s has been announced! This next training session will take place on March 4-8 and will be located in Port Alberni, BC. If you are interested in receiving this training, please fill out the registration form and submit it to Lucy Barney by February 24th, 2012.
New Health Governance Workbook unveiled at Island Caucus meeting
NANAIMO - Chiefs, Health Directors, community members, First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and interim First Nations Health Authority (iFNHA) staff were on hand for the Vancouver Island regional caucus session in Nanaimo February 1-2. The event had an air of optimism but was marked by a somber mood for many following the recent passing of some community members in unrelated events from around the island region.
A number of topics and discussions took place but the main focus of the session was the launch of the new ‘Navigating the Currents of Change: Managing the Transition to a New First Nations Health Governance Structure’ workbook that allows for input on the next steps to be taken and future makeup of a permanent First Nations Health Authority in BC…
FNIH Excellence in Nursing Awards- Call for Nominations
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch- Award of Excellence in Nursing
Help recognize nursing excellence by nominating a nurse colleague for the 2012 FNIHB Award of Excellence in Nursing (Health Canada)
The deadline for nominations is 17 February.
A Tripartite Information Bulletin on Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Dear First Nations Community Members,
As you may be aware, there is currently an outbreak of pertussis or ‘whooping cough’ in eastern Fraser Valley communities. Pertussis is very contagious and has the potential to spread quickly within B.C. First Nations communities and around the province.
Read the Information Bulletin here: Pertussis Tripartite Information Bulletin | pdf download |
Download the Fact Sheet here: Pertussis Tripartite Fact Sheet | pdf download |
2012 Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth : accepting Aboriginal youth applications
The Aboriginal Sports Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is accepting applications from Aboriginal youth ages 14-24 (as of March 20, 2012) to participate in the 2012 Sport & Active Living Leadership for Aboriginal Youth (SALL) program that will be launched as part of Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference, March 20-23, 2012 in Nanaimo, BC.
Application Deadline: 5 pm, Monday, February 13, 2012
To download the application forms, visit the Aboriginal Sports Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) website, CLICK HERE.