Journal of Aboriginal Health, Call For Papers: Inuit Health Research and Community Innovations

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Inuit Health Research and Community Innovations

The National Aboriginal Health Organization is calling for papers to be considered for publication in the fall 2012 issue of the ‘Journal of Aboriginal Health’. This issue will be devoted to Inuit health and wellness in its broadest sense. Authors may explore this theme in relation to one or more of the following topics.

Research Articles (standard journal article format, maximum 5,000 words):

  • Health research concerning Inuit, including studies on determinants of health.
  • Community-based research.
  • Articles by Inuit post-secondary students.
  • Promising practices and models in addressing Inuit research ethics, academic-community collaborations and effective knowledge translation.

Community Stories (narrative and/or photo descriptions, 500 – 2,000 words):

  • Experiences in collaboration with research projects.
  • Best practices in community-researcher relationships.
  • Initiatives and programs that have applied research evidence to solving a community problem.

Book Reviews (of a recent publication that contributes important knowledge, maximum 500 words):

  • Research methodology, ethics and techniques.
  • Guides to community-based research.
  • Indigenous and/or Inuit knowledge.

Complete manuscripts suitable for peer review are due by March 29, 2012. Please refer to the Journal’s submission guidelines. Authors will be notified of their acceptance on or before June 30, 2012 via e-mail to the person designated as the corresponding author or contact for the submission.

For more information, please visit the Journal’s website or contact:

Cathleen Knotsch, Senior Research Officer, or
Mary Ashoona Bergin, Community Liaison Officer,

Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization
220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1200
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9

Toll Free: 1-877-602-4445

2 Responses to Journal of Aboriginal Health, Call For Papers: Inuit Health Research and Community Innovations

  1. Sherri Di Lallo says:

    I am in the process of writing an article on on the unique approach of addressing health disparities for Aboriginal expectant women through the implementation of the Aboriginal Prenatal Wellness Program, incorporating health promotion and wellness and building working partnerships.The unique approach to prenatal care will be described through a cultural safety perspective that is emerging within the Canadian health care system. The paper will discuss the removal of barriers in accessing health services, addressing the issues around limited to no prenatal care, addressing history of Aboriginal people and health disparities, optimizing prenatal care and alleviate problems with pregnancy and the implications in nursing.
    Will this topic fit in with your call for papers?
    Thanks for your consideration
    Sherri Di Lallo (s)MN, RN