The FNHA works to improve First Nations health outcomes and address gaps that exist between First Nations in BC and the rest of the provincial population.  The FNHA serves both the urban and rural First Nations population, which includes 203 municipalities across the province. The signing of the Transformative Change Accord 2005 by the First Nations Leadership Council, Province of British Columbia, and the Government of Canada marked the beginning of a new relationship between the tripartite partners. British Columbia`s 2010 Tripartite Agreement on Data Quality and Sharing encouraged the obligation to ensure that information on First Nations is shared at the federal and provincial levels. The BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative has been adopted as a practical approach led by and for BC First Nations to implement some of the policy commitments outlined in these documents. The initiative also supports the management and transfer of health services from Health Canada to First Nations in British Columbia in October 2013. The First Nations health structure is owned by First Nations in BC. The FNHC has been in control of the transformation of the health and well-being of our people for more than a decade. The Association of First Nations Health Directors is a professional, member-based organization dedicated to assisting health directors and managers working in First Nations communities across British Columbia. Our mission is to promote change, create partnerships and support the development of First Nations health directors, their health organizations and other mandated individuals to develop skills and excellence in traditional First Nations well-being. Our members are the chief administrators of health programs in the first communities that run health facilities, addiction treatment centers or health centers.
This plan builds on the transformative change: First Nations Health Plan and contains an agreement between the parties to create and implement a new structure for the governance of First Nations health services in BC. BC First Nations, THE PROVINCE OF BC and the Canadian government have all found that health differences between First Nations and other BC residents are no longer acceptable BC First Nations Chiefs approved the framework agreement by an overwhelming majority and voted in favour of 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. At the time of signing the Core Agreement, the commitment and descriptions of the elements, mutual obligations and processes that will serve as 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. . . .