First Nations and Inuit Health Accreditation program
- the nationally and internationally recognized process designed to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of a health service organization's structures, processes and outcomes
- a continuous, on-going process that measures evidence-based standards against a health organization's practices to produce higher quality health services, in a safer environment, than would be the case without it
- a way to recognize that a health organization has met national quality standards
Indigenous Services Canada is committed to supporting a process that enables First Nations and Inuit individuals, families and communities to access accredited health services that meet their needs.
Indigenous Services Canada supports:
- the voluntary accreditation of health services provided at First Nations Community Health Centres (CHCs), as well as First Nations and Inuit Health Branch nursing stations, to achieve accreditation from a recognized accrediting body
- the accreditation of National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) and Youth Solvent Abuse Program(YSAP) treatment centres.
Accreditation is voluntary for non-transferred NNADAP treatment centres; it is mandatory for transferred NNADAP treatment centres and YSAP treatment centres.
For more information about the First Nations and Inuit Health Accreditation program, including copies of the Accreditation Program Framework First Nations and Inuit Health Services Accreditation Community Info Package and how to access funding support for accreditation processes email Accreditation.Agrement@hc-sc.gc.ca or contact your nearest regional office.