Series GR-3896 - Aboriginal Healthy Living records

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Aboriginal Healthy Living records

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  • 1993-2010 (Creation)

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56 cm of textual records

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In 2008, the Ministry of Health Services was established replacing the Ministry of Health (OIC 430/2008). The ministry is responsible for British Columbia’s health system. It does this by setting goals, standards, and expectations for health service delivery by health authorities and other service providers; leadership, providing direction and support to service delivery partners; directly managing provincial programs and services such as the Medical Services Plan, Pharmacare, the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency and the Emergency Health Services Commission; monitoring and evaluating the delivery of health services and the health of the population.

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This series consists of records of Aboriginal Healthy Living created under various health Ministries from 1993-2010. Records include committee files, executive records, treaty negotiation records related to health issues, and aboriginal health education and research files.

Committee files include correspondence, presentations, terms of reference, records of decision, and other records. Committee files relate to the Provincial Aboriginal Social-Economic Strategy, Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Adaption Committee, Aboriginal Health Leads Committee, Aboriginal Health Network, Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Workshop Subcommittee, and Aboriginal Reference Group Meetings.

Executive records include briefing notes, referral replies and issues records.

Treaty negotiation case files relate to the negotiation of agreements with First Nations outside of the B.C. Treaty Commission process and the negotiation of formal pre and post treaty agreements. Records may relate to the identification and negotiation of the Ministry's responsibilities for the delivery and provision of certain health programs and services, the definition of new authorities for First Nations over the design and delivery of health programs and services, and the establishment of inter-ministerial and/or inter-governmental agreements. Files relate to Nisga’a pre-treaty agreements related to MSP and treaty negotiations, as well as the St. Mary’s Indian Band ?Aq’am Community Care Home interim agreement and Maa-Nulth treaty negotiation.

There are also Aboriginal health research project files on: First Nations Chief Health Committee Terms of Reference, the Special Cabinet Meeting on August 17, 2002 with First Nations Summit, and Status Indian Health Utilization database.

Records in this series are covered by ARCS 200-20, 280-20 and 280-30, and ORCS 70150-20, 70180-30, 70180-40, 70020-30, 70120-00 and 70120-50 of the Aboriginal Health Program ORCS (schedule 128755). Records have been selected for full retention.

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Transferred from the Rural, Remote and Aboriginal Health Branch, 2017.


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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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See GR-3679 for Aboriginal Healthy Living and related program files

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Accession number: 96-1250

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