NAHO News, July 2010
Acualités d'ONSA, juillet 2010


The Indigenous Knowledge Network. Q & A With Dr. Janet Smylie.

Even though they live in urban centres with excellent health care facilities, First Nations, Inuit and Métis children don't enjoy the same level of health as other Canadians. Part of the reason is the health information and care they receive sometimes doesn't connect with their culture.

Dr. Janet Smylie of St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto heads the CIHR-funded Indigenous Knowledge Network, which is linking Aboriginal front-line health care workers, policy makers, knowledge-keepers and university scholars to combine cultural knowledge with health promotion to improve infant and toddler health.

Here she answers questions about the network and what it is accomplishing.

Q & A With Dr. Janet Smylie >>

Technology and Health: Children and Youth

This fact sheet provides information on how television, internet and video games can impact the health of First Nations children and youth, especially when they spend a lot of time using them (at the expense of other activities and people in their life) or when there is a lot of violent content.

Download the fact sheet >>

Inuit Men's Health Series: What is Hypertension(High Blood Pressure)?

High blood pressure rarely existed among Inuit in the past, but now we are seeing more and more Inuit with hypertension. Recent research studies of Inuit in Nunavik show that Inuit are eating less traditional food, and more processed foods and food high in salt. Researchers believe this is contributing to high blood pressure among Inuit.

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Métis Centre launches Ispayin Metis Youth Expressions Web site

This exciting project, led by the Métis Centre of NAHO builds awareness about Métis youth idenity, health and well being.