SETTING THE CONTEXT

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) is pleased to announce the release of the Review of Core Competencies for Public Health: An Aboriginal Public Health Perspective. In this report, Dr. Sarah Hunt reviews and analyzes the seven categories and appendices of the 2007 Public Health Agency of Canada’s Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada 1.0 within an Aboriginal public health framework.

A comprehensive listing of researchers who are affiliated with a Canadian university and have a wide range of expertise related to the health of Aboriginal peoples.

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) explores the ongoing and devastating impacts of accumulated trauma on the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities, and presents one model for healing through the following two reports: Aboriginal Peoples and Historic Trauma: The process of intergenerational transmission and Addressing the Healing of Aboriginal Adults and Families within a Community-owned College Model.

This discussion paper is the first in a series of three focused on Indigenous knowledge synthesis, translation, and exchange (KSTE) aimed at improving the health of Indigenous people in Canada. It provides an overview of KSTE in public health, evidence-informed public health, types of evidence reviews, implementation science, Indigenous knowledge as “evidence,” research ethics and participatory KSTE, and Indigenous KSTE systems.
This report focuses on the under representation of Aboriginal peoples in the privileged Western research design of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The authors make a strong case that to remedy existing health care disparities, researchers need to develop participatory, socially relevant, and culturally safe methods for conducting RCTs within First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.
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