BC’s First Nations Health Authority PharmaCare Transition

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), formed in 2013 in the province of British Columbia, is the first province-wide health authority of its kind in Canada. Its objective is the full transferral of programs, services, and responsibilities that were under Health Canada’s First Nations Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) − Pacific Region’s former jurisdiction. One of the many components of the FNIHB’s programs is the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program. Still, in its early days as a health authority, it has not been idle. It would be more accurate to describe the FNHA as ambitiously adhering to its guiding vision to “transform the health and well-being of BC’s First Nations and Aboriginal people by dramatically changing healthcare for the better.”

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Stephen Filbey
January 20, 2018
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