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Term: First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-11-13


A branch of Indigenous Services Canada that "works with numerous partners to carry out many activities aimed at helping people stay healthy and promoting wellness". They "fund or deliver " community-based health promotion and disease prevention programs; primary, home and community care services; programs to control communicable diseases and address environmental health issues; and non-insured health benefits to supplement those provided by provinces, territories and private insurer" (Indigenous Services Canada. First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, 2013). FNIHB was formerly part of Health Canada.

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  • Indigenous Services Canada. First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. (Published on the Indigenous Services Canada website: - Accessed February 19, 2019). 2013. Available from: [Abstract] (View)
  • Katz A, Avery Kinew K, Star L, Taylor C, Koseva I, Lavoie J, Burchill C, Urquia M, Basham A, Rajotte L, Ramayanam V, Jarmasz J, Burchill S. The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nation Peoples in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2019. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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