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The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) is one of the partners on a successful Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) proposal entitled, Increasing First Nations Employment Participation and the Responsiveness to Indigenous Well-Being within BC's Northern Health Authority: A Decolonizing Humanities-Based Approach. Co-investigators Drs. Margo Greenwood and Sarah de Leeuw will lead this 2-year project which aims to Indigenize and diversify the health care workforce within British Columbia’s Northern Health Authority. The grant is also designed to set the groundwork for a larger research project in northern BC, also focused on making the healthcare workforce more embracing of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous worldviews. Greenwood and de Leeuw are focused on understanding how the employment environment within the health sector can better attract and be more advantageous for First Nations, how to increase non-Indigenous health care workers’ understandings of the unique sociocultural of Indigenous peoples, and how creative research tools might provide more successful means of gathering stories and reaching conclusions about making healthcare sectors more culturally safe for Indigenous peoples and ways of knowing.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
The Northern Medical Program (NMP)
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
Health Arts Research Centre (HARC)
Arts Health Network Canada
Two Rivers Gallery
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS)
© Photo Credit: UNBC Communications, 2016, "Dr. Sarah de Leeuw".