First Nations Health Authority

First Nations Health Authority - FNHA
Motto Health through wellness.
Type British Columbia Health Authority
Joe Gallagher

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is a health service delivery organization responsible for administering a variety of health programs and service for First Nations people living in BC. The FNHA is part of a First Nations Health Governance Structure in BC that includes the First Nations Health Council and First Nations Health Directors Association. The First Nations Health Authority emerged from a number of Tripartite agreements between BC First Nations, the Province of BC, and the Government of Canada that included the Transformative Change Accord: First Nations Health Plan [2006],[1] Tripartite First Nations Health Plan [2007],[2] and the Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health Governance.[3] A first for Canada, the FNHA is the first province-wide First Nations Health Authority in Canada. The FNHA 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:

The FNHA strives to improve First Nations health outcomes and close the gaps that exist between First Nations people in BC and the rest of the provincial population.[4] The FNHA serves both the urban and rural First Nations population that includes 203 communities throughout the province.

On October 1, 2013 the FNHA completed the second phase transfer of federal programs and services from Health Canada.[5][6]

See also

Other Health Authorities in British Columbia:


  1. Transformative Change Accord: First Nations Health Plan
  2. Tripartite First Nations Health Plan [2007]
  3. British Columbia Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance:
  4. Implementing the Vision: BC First Nations Health Governance. ISBN 978-0-9867697-0-2
  5. Assembly of First Nations Congratulates the B.C. First Nations Health Authority on its Historic First Day
  6. B.C. First Nations take over their own health care services

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