The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch supports the delivery of public health and health promotion services on-reserve and in Inuit communities. It also provides drug, dental and ancillary health services to First Nations and Inuit people regardless of residence. The Branch also provides primary care services on-reserve in remote and isolated areas, where there are no provincial services readily available.
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First Nations and Inuit Health Branch regional offices are located in every province, except in the Atlantic provinces, which are represented by the Atlantic Region. The Northern Region, located in Ottawa, includes the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and the Nunavut Territories.
In May 2002, FNIHB underwent a realignment in order to:
The programs of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch are carried out by the following directorates and offices:
For further information, please contact the Assistant Deputy Minister's Office.