Visioning the Future: First Nations, Inuit, & Métis Population and Public Health Series – Determinants of Health
A webinar hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH)
A determinants of health approach offers a comprehensive framework for considering the health inequities Indigenous Peoples experience. In this session, Dr. Marcia Anderson will reflect on Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination as a critical component of achieving health equity. She will raise important questions to help stakeholders engage in decision making and program development that is culturally relevant and culturally safe. Ms. Theresa Koonoo will present on the importance of preserving traditional health knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqanigit (IQ) to health care practice and better health outcomes for Nunavummiut. Dr. Margo Greenwood will examine how racism is a historical and current driver of inequities and is especially evident in the healthcare system. She will consider how respecting each other’s diverse ways of knowing is fundamental to creating a health care system characterized by equity.
- Examine current inequities in mental and physical health among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis populations.
- Consider the social, political, and historical contexts that have been the fundamental drivers of these inequities.
- Understand how re-establishing Indigenous Peoples’ health systems and ways of knowing and being are vital to overturning these inequities.
- Explore practical strategies for achieving health equity.
Dr. Marcia Anderson, Medical Officer of Health, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Dr. Margo Greenwood, Academic Leader of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health
Ms. Theresa Koonoo, Territorial Community Health Representative Coordinator, Department of Health, Nunavut
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