Joint Review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program
Below is a letter containing your opportunity to contribute via survey to the NIHB program review.
Dear Health Care Professional/Organization,
Recently, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Health Canada- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) have undertaken a Joint Review of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program with the objective of:
• Enhancing client access to benefits;
• Identifying and addressing gaps in benefits;
• Streamlining service delivery to be more responsive to client needs; and,
• Increasing Program efficiencies.
The Joint Review is expected to take 2 years ending in March 2017. Each benefit area will be examined separately and will result in an individual report; further, the Joint Review will result in a final report bringing together the complete findings and providing recommendations of the Steering Committee.
The Joint Review is currently examining the Pharmacy Benefit.
The Joint Review Steering Committee wants to provide as many opportunities for input as possible from First Nations individuals and communities, health care professionals and service providers alike. As such, surveys have been developed for both service providers and clients. In addition, the Joint Review is also happy to accept written submissions of up to five pages.
Both the Written Submission Guidelines and the Service Provider/Client Surveys are available at: http://health.afn.ca/en/highlights/general/nihb-pharmacy
We sincerely appreciate your input and expertise. Please feel free to share with your networks.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your participation!