NCCAH Program Focus
The NCCAH brings a focus to a specific group or groups of people – the three distinct populations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada – and this determines the scope of our Centre's activities. In response to the needs of our communities and informed by our research activities, the NCCAH has identified the following key priorities for our knowledge-sharing work:
Child and Youth Health – This NCCAH focus is reinforced by growing evidence and support for the “life course” model as a framework for meaningful and effective interventions in support of the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Social Determinants of Health – Our centre is working to identify how sectors within and beyond health can support an integrated approach to improving Aboriginal public health outcomes.
Emerging Priorities – The NCCAH is addressing environmental health issues relevant to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and initiating collaborative strategies on infectious and communicable diseases.