VANCOUVER – The Honourable Tony Clement, federal Minister of Health, Premier Gordon Campbell of British Columbia (B.C.) and the British Columbia First Nations Leadership Council today signed Canada’s first-ever Tripartite First Nations Health Plan with the goal of improving the health and well-being of First Nations in British Columbia, closing the gaps in health between First Nations people and other British Columbians, and ensuring First Nations are fully involved in decision-making regarding the health of their peoples.
In the 10-year trilateral agreement, all three parties have committed to action in four priority areas:
- Governance, relationships and accountability;
- Health promotion and disease and injury prevention;
- Health services; and
- Performance tracking.