Preparing for a New Era in BC First Nations Health Delivery
We are pleased to inform you that we have reached a significant milestone in the BC Tripartite First Nations Health initiative, another step on this journey to a new era for First Nations health in BC.
It’s with great enthusiasm we announce that Health Canada and the FNHA recently signed the Canada Funding Agreement – the contribution agreement identified in the British Columbia Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance, through which Health Canada will fund the FNHA over the next 10 years. The Canada Funding Agreement creates much needed certainty for the FNHA to continue its work towards a seamless transfer on October 1, 2013. In addition, the Parties have also concluded a number of Sub-Agreements – such as for Assets and Software, Novation, Accommodations, Capital Planning, and Human Resources.Read More
Inspiration Nation Video Contest!
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is excited to announce our 2013 video contest “Beefy Chiefs – Inspiration Nation”.
Building on the success of last year’s “Safer Nations – Injury Prevention” video contest, the FNHA is asking BC First Nations to get creative and document how First Nations wellness champions are motivating and inspiring their families, communities and nations.
We want to know what Beefy Chiefs and Champions contestants are doing to stay on track with their goals, and how they are motivating those around them to live a healthier lifestyle.Read More
Day Of Wellness Applicants Letter
Congratulations Aboriginal Day of Wellness Grant Recipients!
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) would like to extend its congratulations to all the successful candidates for the first annual Aboriginal Day of Wellness Grants. This inaugural Aboriginal Day of Wellness event represents the small, proactive steps that the FNHA is taking today to ensure Health and Wellness remains on our collective agenda as we establish our organizational foundation.
In total the FNHA was able to fund 20 events (see appendix), including four events in each region of the province totaling over $60,000. These events are locally supported by over 70 community and health partners.
FNHA Health Benefits Program
The Non-Insured Health Benefits program becomes the First Nations Health Authority Health Benefits Program on July 2, 2013
On July 2, 2013 the FNHA assumes responsibilities for Non-Insured Health Benefits provided by Health Canada headquarters in Ottawa
The FNHA has developed a buy-back agreement with Health Canada for these services for a period of two-years
On October 1, 2013 the FNHA assumes responsibilities for First Nation Health Benefits program functions at the regional level.Read More