Tripartite Framework Agreement On First Nations Health Governance
Under the new agreement, Canada, BC and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) will each invest US$10 million over two years, avoiding a total funding commitment of US$30 million $US. This initial investment will support a number of demonstration sites that support improved service delivery models for mental health and well-being. In addition, this initial investment will help First Nation communities and nations in BC develop, renew or redesign mental health and wellness plans in a way that aligns with their vision of health and wellness. These plans focus on preventing and improving protective factors associated with positive mental health and wellness outcomes. The Chiefs of bc First Nations overwhelmingly supported the framework agreement and voted for greater control by Bc First Nations over their own health care. This was an important step in the 10-year health plan signed in 2007. We have created two double-sided placemats that summarize and visually illustrate the key documents and health policy perspectives developed by BC First Nations. The signing of the Framework Agreement on October 13, 2011, changed the course of First Nations health in BC with the creation of a new First Nations health governance structure, which will allow BC First Nations to participate fully in the design and delivery of these services. “Our department is working closely with the First Nations Health Council and the First Nations Health Authority to strengthen and expand the First Nation`s response to mental health and addictions programs and services,” said Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to working with First Nation communities and our commitment to reconciliation through action and healing.” At the time of signing the Basic Agreement, the commitment and description of the elements, mutual commitments and processes that will form the basis for negotiations on a tripartite First Nations Framework Agreement on Health Policy in British Columbia (“the Framework Agreement”) between the federal government and the province and the First Nations of British Columbia were defined. COAST SALISH TERRITORY, BC, 17.
May, 2018 / CNW/ – Building on the progress made by the Tripartite Health Initiative, the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) have agreed to take significant steps to improve mental health outcomes for the First Nation in BC. Canada and BC recognize the need to build, repair, renovate and expand a number of Aboriginal treatment centres in BC. This is in line with the Province of British Columbia`s commitment to transforming the mental health and addictions system to ensure a seamless, integrated and comprehensive experience in which all British Columbians, including Indigenous peoples, have access to effective cultural services and supports. Canada, the BC, the FNHC and the FNHA commit to cooperate as partners in the Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Policy (2011) to develop a tripartite plan based on these objectives. This plan will be presented at the next meeting of the First Nations Tripartite Health Commission in September 2018. . .