FNHA Clients transition to BC PharmaCare

 

The FNHA will join BC PharmaCare, becoming part of the provincial drug benefits insurance program.

The transition to PharmaCare is part of an overall plan to bring decision-making about health benefits closer to home and into the of hands of First Nations people. Bringing the program home to BC is our first step in improving it. The FNHA PharmaCare plan will be a fully paid plan and BC PharmaCare will be the first payer for FNHA clients.​ ​Key benefits of this transition include:

  • Starting October 1, 2017, PharmaCare will take over processing prescriptions for all FNHA clients to better support them in meeting their wellness goals.
  • Find out more about the move to PharmaCare and how we can prepare clients, health care providers and staff for the impending change.

Everyone is welcome to participate:

Staff, students, healthcare workers, community…

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30am (PST)
Place: Participate live via video conference OR computer webinar.
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Registration: Registration is required to participate

*Registrations are
now closed*

About the Presenters:

Ah-jeh-ma-thot Davis McKenzie is from the Tla’Amin First Nation. He leads, plans and executes FNHA’s internal and external communications and social marketing strategies; and directs and oversees policies, programs and procedures in the areas of communications, marketing communication, media relations, public affairs, brand management and content management for external website and social media platforms. Davis is currently completing his masters in Communication Management at McMaster University.

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John Mah is from Edmonton, Alberta and serves as the Vice-President, First Nations Health Benefits.
 
As VP of Health Benefits, John leads the transfer of the Health Benefits program at the First Nations Health Authority. Areas of responsibility include: Pharmacy, Dental, Mental Health, Medical Transportation, Medical Supplies & Equipment, and Medical Service Plan enrollment. 
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As a former federal public servant with Health Canada, John has dedicated his professional career to the area of First Nations health since 1996. He most recently held the position of Director, Non-Insured Health Benefits in the Alberta Region
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Darren McKnight – Director, Benefit Management at the First Nations Health Authority. Darren has been with the FNHA for two years and he is leading the FNHA’s transition of prescription drug coverage to BC PharmaCare. In addition, Darren has responsibility for managing benefit policy for the First Nations Health Benefit program and the delivery of FNHA’s Oral Health program. Darren has a MBA from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

 
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Cindy Preston  BSc (Pharm), RPh is a pharmacist working with FNHA Health Benefits and Nursing Services on issues related to pharmacy services, regulatory issues, and practice standards.  She is passionately working on FNHA’s Healthy Medication Use initiative, an initiative that promotes safe use of appropriate drug therapies and to support community awareness of importance of safe prescription drug use.  She grew up in on Vancouver Island and now resides the Lower Mainland with her husband and two young children.
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