Improving Health Governance in First Nations Communities: Model Governance Policies and Tools

DOWNLOAD  |  This paper contains a package of governance policies and tools designed for use by health structures in First Nations communities. The policies included are drafted on the assumption that a First Nation has established a corporate body under federal or provincial law to guide the delivery of health programs in the community. For those First Nations that have not taken this step, there is a policy addressing the relationship of an advisory health committee to Council. Before presenting the policies themselves, the paper provides some background on why policies are needed and the role they might play in the governance of an organization.

Authors: John Graham and Jodi Bruhn

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