Archive for: Inuit

Cancer Care and Inuit: A National Picture

Cancer Care and Inuit: A National Picture

By understanding the challenges that Inuit experience we can work together to improve the cancer patient experience.

Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada

Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada

This comprehensive review of Social Determinants of Inuit Health in Canada was developed by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and its National Inuit Committee on Health (NICoH) with expertise from the Inuit Public Health Task Group, in response to the disproportionate health challenges Inuit face compared to non-Inuit Canadians.

Cancer Care Ontario – Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II

Cancer Care Ontario – Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II

This paper examines the incidence of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Ontario, and addresses the social determinants contributing to this health inequity.

 
 
Inuit Cancer Glossary

Inuit Cancer Glossary

Available in English and 5 Inuktitut dialects, this glossary helps to improve communication and understanding of cancer terms. Inuit and health service providers are encouraged to use this glossary of terms.

Keeping tobacco sacred resource

Keeping tobacco sacred

We’ve gathered a selection of resources that share a First Nations, Inuit and Métis perspective on smoking cessation.

Hands

Improving end-of-life care in Inuit communities

These reports present results from community need assessments aiming to improve end-of-life care in four First Nations communities.

The Inuit Cancer Control in Canada Baseline Report provides context for the cancer pathways for Inuit.

 
 
Reducing the impact of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Metis logo

Reducing the impact of cancer among First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the past few decades and in some populations are now at or above the rates of the general Canadian population.

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

A conversation with Dr. Esther Tailfeathers

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers, Family Physician for Fort Chipewyan and Standoff, Medical Lead for the Aboriginal Health Program for Alberta Health Services South Zone, provides practical advice for physicians working with people in rural and northern communities.

Alan Polchies

Telling our stories: First Nations and Inuit perspectives

“It’s very close-knit in our communities; we know one another. I’m practically related to everybody in this community one way or another. You know to me they’re all my brothers and sisters and at the end of the day I knew I had to have a communications plan in place because of the role that I had to play in this community.” Alan, band councilor for St. Mary’s First Nation.

 
 
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The patient journey for Inuit

Cancer treatment isn’t available in many Inuit hamlets. This infographic shows just how far away from home many Inuit people need to travel to receive cancer care.

Dr. André Corriveau

In conversation with Dr. Corriveau

Dr. André Corriveau, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories, outlines the challenges for First Nations, Inuit and Métis with regards to cancer control in the North, and discusses the Northwest Territories’ cancer control strategy.

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The importance of cultural safety and competence

These resources aim to help health-care professionals provide culturally safe health-care environments when caring for First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients.