Academic journal article Canadian Journal of Public Health

Foreword from Health Canada

Academic journal article Canadian Journal of Public Health

Foreword from Health Canada

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The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch is pleased to have provided support to the development of this special supplement to the Canadian Journal of Public Health. This collection of eleven articles represents a major collaborative venture between the University of Manitoba's Department of Community Health Sciences and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. It also represents an example of the way in which collaborative research can be conducted among First Nations and academia. As well, the Department of Community Health Sciences is expanding its collaborative efforts to include research with Métis people in Manitoba.

Studies such as the exploration of health history and articles on data linkage represent some tangible examples of the type of research that can be accomplished from a culturally diverse stakeholder group. Dr. O'Neil's paper, describing the complexity of building a health research relationship, demonstrates the benefits that continued partnerships of this kind produce. Another study by Dr. Bartlett, exploring health and well-being of Métis women, makes use of other dimensions or health frameworks that challenge more widely established approaches to the determinants of health. …

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