Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the governments of Ontario and Canada solidify work plan to achieve health system transformation for 49 First Nations communities in Northern Ontario
TIMMINS, ON, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), the Government of Ontario
Today, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Canada's Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott, and Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins committed to supporting the Joint Action Table Health Transformation Work Plan at the NAN Health Summit.
The overarching objectives for health transformation include:
NAN has put in place a core project team who will be driving the process to ensure that transformation builds on community voices and is responsive to community needs. The goal of transformation is to create a health system that:
The transformation work plan also builds on work already underway and was developed in collaboration with First Nations leaders, Sioux Lookout Area Chiefs Committee on Health (CCOH), First Nation Health Authorities and representatives of the federal and provincial governments. It is the next step after the signing of the tri-lateral Charter of Relationship Principles Governing Health System Transformation in July 2017.
"We are pleased with the commitments from our federal and provincial Treaty partners to transform health systems across NAN territory with our First Nations as full partners. Our communities are in a perpetual state of crisis, and health transformation is the pathway to improving outcomes for our people. This is a monumental undertaking, but we are confident that by working together with leaders, policy-makers, health care administrators and providers we can build a health system that works for our people."
Grand Chief Alvin FiddlerNishnawbe Aski Nation
"I am proud to be working together to transform the way health care is delivered in NAN communities. This is a remarkable milestone in the work being done by First Nations to develop their own solutions to address critical issues that are directly impacting their communities, such as mental health, public health and the delivery of health services."
The Honourable Jane Philpott, M.D., P.C., M.P.Minister of Indigenous Services
"Working together as equal partners our government is committed to following our shared vision to transform the design, delivery, management, and governance of health care services in NAN communities. This is a historic first step in the spirit of reconciliation to ensure communities are in control of the services they need to be healthy and thrive."
Dr. Eric HoskinsOntario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Charter of Relationship Principles Governing Health System Transformation
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