The Nisga’a Valley Health Authority was founded in 1986 and is governed by the Health Programs and Services Delivery Agreement with Nisga’a Lisims Government. Under the contract the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority is fully accountable to deliver on the vision for improved health care.
The Nisga’a Valley Health Authority was created by the Nation to empower the Nisga’a Nation to deliver better community health care in an effective and sustainable manner. The Nisga'a Valley Health Authority has six board members, one from each of the four communities, one non-Nisga’a member, along with an appointed representative from Nisga’a Lisims Government.
The strategic plan will give guidance to the strategic vision and set priorities, ensuring accountability and is a vehicle to deliver the Nisga’a National Health Plan.
The purpose of the strategic plan is to improve the health outcomes for the Citizens through prevention programs, allowing the Nisga’a Nation to regain control over the processes and measures of success. The Nisga’a Valley Health Authority will take a consultative and holistic approach by embracing the concept of “Sayt K’il’im Goot,” “One Heart, One path, One Nation” and ensure that the vision “Daxgadim Gandidils,” “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Spirits” is achieved.
NVHA also provides Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) to all Nisga’a citizens living throughout Canada and the Yukon to ensure the fulfillment of “Sayt K’il’im Goot”.