Our commitment to Aboriginal health and wellness is strengthened through partnerships.
Learn about the partnerships that strengthen our commitment to Aboriginal health and wellness.
Interior Health and Aboriginal partners have signed agreements that help guide our relationships and collaboration to improve health and wellness outcomes for Aboriginal people of the Interior Region.
Letters of Understanding (LoU) define a collaborative, inclusive Nation-level process for engagement and planning of First Nations and Métis people in service delivery design and monitoring within the Interior Region.
Interior Health is involved in four joint committees focusing on Aboriginal Health and Wellness:
The Partnership Accord Technical Table (PATT) is comprised of representatives from Interior Health and each of the seven First Nations of the Interior Region.
The committee provides advice and recommendations to Interior Health and the Partnership Accord Leadership Table on matters important to the improvement of health and health services for Aboriginal people.
The Partnership Accord Leadership Table (PALT) encompasses strategic, joint decision-making by Interior Health and First Nations of the region to address the needs of First Nations and Aboriginal peoples' health and wellness interests by:
Métis Interior Leadership Table (MILT) provides strategic direction and oversight to the implementation of the Métis - IH LOU.
The Tripartite Committee on First Nations Health (TCFNH) provides a forum for discussion on the progress and implementation of the health plans and agreements, and promotes effective partnership among B.C. First Nations, Federal and Provincial Governments and Regional Health Authorities.
The Interior region is home to the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Tŝilhqot’in, Secwépemc, Dãkelh Dené, St’át’imc, Syilx, Nlaka’pamux, and Ktunaxa Nations, comprised of 54 First Nations Communities.
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