Vol. 8, Issue 1 – Holistic Approaches to Preventing HPV Infections and Related Diseases

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Many First Nations people believe that we walk alongside the spirits of our ancestors. Each day their indigenous knowledge and practices guide our walk towards health, the “good life.” To reach the good life, we must work together, walk together. This issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Health ( JAH) is an example of this, where a diverse group of about 60 individuals—from physicians to community members—have come together to advance what we know about preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and related diseases. Continue reading

Exploring HPV Infections and Cervical Screening With Multiple Lenses

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This issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Health ( JAH) explores human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and cervical screening in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis populations from a holistic perspective. This vantage point recognizes that health is a balance among the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life. This issue also acknowledges that health is influenced by more than personal health practices, including socioeconomics, access to care, and other social determinants of health. Continue reading