The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first and only provincial First Nations Health Authority in Canada. Dedicated to transforming health services for First Nations and Aboriginal people in BC, the FNHA is improving the health of communities by advancing the quality of health care
delivered to BC First Nations and Aboriginal people.
Statistically significant health disparities exist for First Nations people in BC and across Canada. The First Nations Health Authority aims to reform the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations to close these gaps and improve health and wellbeing.
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.
This new health authority has taken over the administration of federal health programs and services currently 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.
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