First Nations Health Authority
The First Nations Health Authority provides First Nations health programs in British Columbia.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is the first province-wide health authority of its kind in Canada. In 2013, the FNHA assumed the programs, services, and responsibilities formerly handled by Health Canada’s First Nations Inuit Health Branch – Pacific Region. Their vision is to transform the health and well-being of BC’s First Nations and Aboriginal people by dramatically changing healthcare for the better.
The First Nations Health Authority plans, designs, manages, and funds the delivery of First Nations health programs and services in BC. These community-based services are largely focused on health promotion and disease prevention – such as:
• Primary Care Services
• Children, Youth and Maternal Health
• Mental Health and Addictions Programming
• Health and Wellness Planning
• Health Infrastructure and Human Resources
• Environmental Health and Research
• First Nations Health Benefits
• eHealth Technology