Health and Wellness Planning

FNHA ​​Five-Year Plan| Closer to Home: Urban and Away-From-Home Health and Wellness Framework| Health and Wellness Planning Toolkit | Coordinated Planning 


​​​​​​FNHA Five-Ye​ar Plan

The renewal of FNHA’s Five-Year Plan provides an opportunity to shape the next five years of our journey towards “Healthy, Self-determining and Vibrant BC First Nations Children, Families and Communities.” 

We are currently in the final year of the current plan, which includes a focus on Health Planning as well as Capital Planning

During fall 2020, we will be gathering input on how to shape our organization’s path for the next five-year period, from April 2022–2027.

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Information Sessions​

Healt​​h Plan – For more about how to participate in the five-year Health Plan, see Seeking input on the FNHA’s Five-Year Plan!

Capit​al Plan – For more about how to participate in the five-year Capital ​Plan, see Seeking input on the FNHA’s Multi-Year Capital ​Plan! 

Closer to Home: Urban and Away-From-Home Health and Wellness Framework

The majority of First Nations people in BC live in urban areas or away from home. However, mainstream health services are not always accessible due to systemic, institutional, clinical and individual barriers. The Urban and Away-From-Hom​e Health and Wellness Framework​ outlines high-level principles and strategic directions for expanding the scope and function of FNHA support for the urban and away-from-home population.​

Health and Wellne​​ss Planning Toolkit 

​The FNHA has produced Health and Wellness Planning:​ A Toolkit for BC First Nations

The purpose of this toolkit is to support all aspects of developing a Health and Wellness Plan. Community leaders, health directors and staff working through the development of a health and wellness plan will find this toolkit useful. The toolkit is designed to be adaptable to a variety of needs. 

Navigating the To​olkit

You can navigate to specific sections from the dynamic table of contents. Or you can scroll down this page to find the activity you’re engaged in and click the related link. You’ll be taken directly to that section of the toolkit. 

Get an Overview of the Planning Process and Wise Practices 

Planning Reporting and Evaluation Standards (page 20)
Planning Process (page 92)
Celebrating Culture (page 102)

Get an Overview of What To Include in the Plan 

Plan Content – Overview (page 64)
​Plan Content – Detail by Section (page 68)

Get Ideas to Begin Health and Wellness Planning

Getting Ready to Plan (page 66)

​Engage Community

Celebrating Culture (page 102)
Engagement and Communications Planning (page 104)
Sample Engagement and Communications Plan (page 108)

Assemble a Planning Team and Build Plan Support
Planning Mentorship (page 98)
Planning Champions (page 100)
Sample Approval Template (page 153)

Assess Current Health and Wellness Situation

Sample Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) Analysis Template (page 116)
Integrating Appreciative Inquiry (page 120)
Health and Wellness Survey Considerations (page 128)
Linking a Health and Wellness Plan to Other Plans (page 148)

Set Plan Goals

Developing Health and Wellness Goals, Objectives and Initiatives (page 134)
Celebrating Culture (page 102)

Integrate Core Program Considerations

Enhancing Health Care Safety Standards (page 138)
Communicable Disease Emergency Planning Considerations (page 142)
Mental Health and Wellness Considerations (page 144)
Sample Implementation Work Plan Tool (page 153)

Make a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

Monitoring, Evaluation and Sharing Results (page 160)
Sample Evaluation Table (page 165)​
Engagement and Communications Planning (page 104)​

Coordinated P​​​lanning

Coordinated pla​​​nning is key to the success of the work ahead to improve the health and wellness of BC First Nations. The FNHA is leading or supporting planning processes at the organizational level (FNHA), as well as at regional and community levels. For the FNHA, this includes the annual Summary Service Plan, sets out our goals, outcomes, objectives, strategies, priorities and measures. 

Moving forward, it's the health and wellness priorities of the regions that will increasingly drive the work of the health governance partners (the FNHA, the First Nations Health Council, the First Nations Health Directors Association and the Tripartite Committee on First Nations Health). 

BC First Nations have called for the development of Regional Health and Wellness Plans to clearly identify their priorities. All five regions within BC have developed a Regional Health and Wellness Plan, and are utilizing these plans to guide their work with BC First Nations within their respective regions

Informed through regional processes, the FNHA works alongside the FNHC and FNHDA to achieve our Shared Vision of “Healthy, Self-Determining and Vibrant BC First Nations Children, Families and Communities,” and to pursue strong health partnerships and integration with federal and provincial governments. 

Honouring the governance processes and standards that have led to the creation of this organization, the FNHA advances health system transformation and undertakes program and service delivery in a manner aligned with First Nations philosophies, perspectives and ways of being.​​

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