Fact Sheet - Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples
Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples commits $25 million over 10 years to create and carry out programs that address four critical health inequities affecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis: suicide, tuberculosis, obesity and oral health.
Action in these areas will lead to:
- Increased understanding of how to implement programs that will reduce health inequities facing Aboriginal peoples;
- Improved health of Aboriginal peoples across the four priority areas;
- Better understanding of how to reduce health inequities and how this new knowledge can be adapted and applied to other communities; and
- Increased research capacity in the area of implementation science related to the health of Aboriginal peoples and other vulnerable populations.
All research projects that will be funded through the Pathways initiative will be done in collaboration with aboriginal communities.
Research teams funded by Pathways will be required to include community members as co-applicants. Community representation could be through knowledge users (e.g., a decision maker) or traditional knowledge holders (e.g., community elders).
Aboriginal Health Intervention Grants
Aboriginal Health Intervention Grants support research that is developed in close collaboration with aboriginal community leaders, and has a direct, positive impact on the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.
In addition to the Pathways to Health Equity research initiative announced today, the federal government also announced six projects that have been awarded Aboriginal Health Intervention Grants.Total funding of these projects is $5.3 million over three years, with $4.1 million from CIHR and $1.2 million from the Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Hea