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.
Cultural safety is an important topic in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health these days, and for good reason. People who experience culturally safe health care are more likely to access care earlier, and to feel more at ease and empowered throughout the process of  receiving care. Here we introduce two NCCAH resources on cultural safety: one specific to Métis, the other a scan of cultural competency and safety in education, training and health service.
This fact sheet series reflects the latest research and provides the most current information and resources related to four interrelated pillars of health – nutrition, tobacco cessation, healthy choices in pregnancy, and physical activity – which are key risk factors to the most common chronic diseases facing First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Canada.
What constitutes valid or credible research? This systematic review supports ongoing work to forge new directions in research based on engagement, justice, fairness and empowerment, and to ensure that there are equal opportunities and recognition of Aboriginal research.
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of Métis women’s disease and mortality data that was collected in the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.
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