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Resources from Aboriginal Health

Resources from the First Nations Health Authority



Children's Oral Health Initiative and Resources (2015) - The Children's Oral Health Initiative is an early childhood tooth decay prevention program designed to improve the oral health of First Nations children.


Scholarship and Bursary Resource Guide (2015) - ​You've decided what you'd like to study, applied to a great school, and were accepted. Congratulations! Now, how are you going to pay for it? It's time to find out about the different kinds of financial aid available for First Nations and Aboriginal students in BC. 
Learn more.

  Telehealth Training Manual (2015) - The FNHA and UBC partnered on this manual for educational telehealth that covers everything from step-by-step telehealth 'basics' to requesting a multi-site session. The new manual also provides tips on how to make videoconferencing more effective.

First Nations Health Authority Annual Report 2014-2015


Guide to Mental Health Counselling Services - The purpose of this Guide is to outline the general and program-specific terms and conditions, criteria, guidelines and policies under which the First Nations Health Authority, First Nations Health Benefits Short-Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling Benefit and the Individual and Family Counselling component of Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program operate. For more information


First Nations Health Benefits Information - This document intends to assist First Nations Health Benefits clients in navigating the system in an easy and convenient way. Information within covers the health benefits areas of dental, medical supplies and equipment, medical transportation, mental health, MSP, pharmacy, vision care, travel, general, and more.


BC's Elder's Guide  - This guide was developed by the First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health to ensure that First Nations and Aboriginal Elders, their families and caregivers have access to information about the programs, services and resources that are essential to their health and wellness (2014)

A Change in Focus: 2014/2015 Summary Service Plan - This document summarizes the key First Nations Health Authority priorities for the first full year of service delivery.

Healthy Smiles for Life: BC's First Nations and Aboriginal Oral Health Strategy from the First Nations Health Authority and the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan (2014)

Spirit Magazine read the latest edition from the First Nations Health Authority

Traditional Wellness Strategic Framework from the First Nations Health Authority (2014)

First Nations Health Authority: Program and Services Overview and Contacts (2015) - This document contains the functions and key contacts for FNHA Health Services, Health Benefits, Corporate Services, and Regional Teams.

First Nations Health Authority: A Year Ahead (2014-2015) - This document details the major accomplishments for 2013-2014 and provides a high level overview of the 2014-2015 budget and recently approved Interim Health Plan. 

Resources from Various Sources


Project of Heart: Illuminating the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools in BC - This eBook from the BC Teachers' Federation is intended to be an interactive resource leading educators from the story to the 'back story' utilizing links on each page to offer related resources. 


Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report (2015) You can also listen to this report being read aloud


Our Sacred Journey: Aboriginal Pregnancy Passport - This is a culturally appropriate health promotion resource empowering women and families through their sacred journey of pregnancy. The resource incorporates First Nations/Aboriginal traditional beliefs and values as well as clinical best practices. For more information and to order


First Peoples, Second Class Treatment: The role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada - This paper explores the role of racism in the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It provides an overview of the historical and contemporary contexts of racism which have historically, and continue to, negatively shape the life choices and chances of Indigenous people in this country.

Prince George: Socio-historical, geographical, political, and economic context profile (2014) - This document is from EQUIP Healthcare: Research to equip primary healthcare for equity, in partnership with Central Interior Native Health Society. It provides an introduction to Prince George and surrounding areas specifically designed to inform health care professionals about colonial histories in the region and impacts on health.

 Journey to Healing: Aboriginal People with Addiction and Mental Health Issues (2014)


Moving Aboriginal Health Forward: Discarding Canada's Legal Barriers (2014) - This book is an historical examination of Canadian legal regimes and the negative impact they have had on the health of Aboriginal peoples. 

Your Rights on Reserve:A legal tool-kit for Aboriginal Women in BC from the Atira Women's Resource Society (2014)

New issue of American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (2014)

Health Professionals Working With First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Consensus Guideline - Includes information on changing demographics, health systems and policies as they affect Aboriginal peoples, sexual and reproductive health, and pregnancy care.

Better health, better care, better value for all: Refocusing health care reform in Canada (2013) from the Health Council of Canada

First Nations Health Governance Transition Documents and Agreements

A Year in Transition Update - Interim health Plan (2013-2014) - This document highlights the priorities of the First Nation Health Authority in the upcoming year along with an updated organizational chart and priorities for each department.

2013 Guidebook: Building Blocks of Transformation - Discussion document from the First Nations Health Authority that was the focus of regional caucuses throughout the province


 Together in Wellness: Tripartite committee on First Nations Health Annual Report 2013-2014


Together in Wellness: Tripartite Committee on First Nations Health Annual Report 2012-2013 - A report on the second year of the B.C. Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health Governance implementation

  Together in Wellness: Tripartite Committee on First Nations Health Annual Report 2011-2012 - A report on the first year of the B.C. Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health Governance implementation

Health Partnership Accord (2012) - The accord re-affirms the long-term commitment of Health Canada, BC, and FNHC of a shared vision for a better, more responsive and integrated health system for First Nations in British Columbia.


British Columbia Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance (2011) - This document guides the transfer of responsibility for design and delivery of all federally funded health programs, services and resources for British Columbia First Nations, administered by Health Canada, to the First Nations Health Authority.


The Tripartite First Nations Health Plan (2007)


Transformative Change Accord: First Nations Health Plan (2006)


Transformative Change Accord (2005)

Resources from the Provincial Health Officer

Health, Crime, and Doing Time: Potential Impacts of the Safe Streets and Communities Act (Former Bill C-10) on the Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in BC (2013)   

The Health and Well-being of the Aboriginal Population: Interim Update (2012) - This is the second interim update of selected health status indicators from the Provincial Health Officer  

Pathways to Health and Healing (2007) - 2nd Report on the Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in British Columbia from the Provincial Health Officer  

The Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in British Columbia (2001) - This annual report provides an update on British Columbia’s progress toward the goal of improved health for Aboriginal people

Resources from the Provincial and Federal Governments


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