It’s time to bring indigenous leaders and experts into our policy solutions, and put them at the helm. Perhaps, then we can reduce the inequities that indigenous youth in this country live with every day.
Looking to the future, there is one obvious place governments and their policy makers can start if they want to improve health and reduce inequities among Canada’s indigenous peoples. It’s time to act on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission call to action — and acknowledge the expertise of indigenous elders and leaders in developing relevant solutions.
Policy makers are finally starting to pay attention to the connection between culture and health — and how that may offer steps forward for addressing health crises among Canada’s indigenous peoples.
In the wake of the crises in Attawapiskat, it’s time to examine the science that supports more culturally grounded approaches to improving health among Canada’s indigenous peoples.
The architecture of our health system was created in the 1960s but we’ve had a demographic shift that’s been reversed since. Our health system needs to reflect our changing population and their needs
You can’t wave a magic wand and have everything in the health system suddenly delivered by homecare without there being explicit consideration of how to deploy this homecare workforce
Our health system has been designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals – rather than having the patient at the centre
An average paper in a peer-reviewed academic journal is read by no more than 10 people, according to Singapore-based academic, Asit Biswas, and Oxford-researcher, Julian Kirchherr, in their controversial commentary, “Prof, no one is reading you,” which went viral last year.
Most academic writing rarely influences thinking beyond the privileged circles in which it is constructed — and the vast majority is far from influencing public policy and debate on critical issues.
We all benefit when research is read widely and discussed soundly. It’s how we can make sure evidence matters.