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Effective March 1st, 2012, the title of the professional designation for First Nation health managers will change from Certified Aboriginal Health Manager (CAHM) to Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM).
The CAHM designation has been used for almost one year. The CAHM designation was first selected as the designation that would allow FNHMA to provide broader services to various groups in Canada and around the world. Upon assessment of the organization’s priorities and fiscal capacity to provide services as intended, it was determined that the organization’s focus for now and many years to come will be that of First Nations. As a result the designation has been changed. Holders of the professional CAHM designation will receive new professional certificates with the CFNHM designation. The FNHMA continues to promote the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) pathway to certification and the professional designation. The FNHMA is also nearing the completion of one of the professional courses for individuals who desire to take the regular pathway to certification and the professional designation. For more information on the certification process and the professional designation visit www.fnhma.ca
FNHMA is a national, voluntary, not-for-profit professional association that provides leadership in health management activities by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, research, certification and professional development to expand capacity for members and First Nations. Some of our current goals are:
To develop health management capacity in First Nations;
To provide members with timely, relevant products and services to support and enhance the role of the First Nations Health Managers;
To participate in standard setting for First Nations health management matters and the interpretation and training thereof; and
To attract members who, are proud to belong, have a desire to obtain and maintain a professional designation, and are committed to sharing FNHMA’s vision.
For more information, please contact:
Marion Crowe, Executive Director
First Nations Health Managers Association
202-300 March Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 2E2
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