Trevor Hancock: The benefits of a holistic approach to health – Times Colonist

June 23, 2019

Friday was National Indigenous People’s Day, a good time to reflect on Indigenous perspectives on health. There is much there that can be helpful in these challenging times.

A good place to start is the First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness, a model developed by the First Nations Health Authority in B.C. For those not familiar with it, FNHA was established through a series of agreements between the First Nations Leadership Council and the federal and provincial governments, starting in 2005.

In 2013, after a long process of transition, B.C.’s First Nations assumed the programs, services and responsibilities in B.C. formerly handled by Health Canada’s First Nations Inuit Health Branch. It became the first, and still the only, such provincial First Nations Health Authority in Canada.

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