Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 9 - Health and Well-Being

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Aboriginal Policy Research Volume IX

Health and Well-Being

By: Jerry P. White, Julie Peters, Peter Dinsdale, and Dan Beavon (Editors)

The research and policy discussions included in Aboriginal Policy Research, Volume IX, offer a portion of the original papers presented at the third Aboriginal Policy Research Conference held in Ottawa in 2009.

ISBN 978-1-55077-196-1
Edition First
Year 2010
Page Count 260

$ 34.95


Co-chaired by Dan Beavon of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Jerry White of the University of Western Ontario, and Peter Dinsdale of the National Association of Friendship Centres, this APRC, like those before it, brought researchers, policy-makers, and the Aboriginal community together to make connections, hear about leading research, and learn together.

Volume IX focuses on issues surrounding Aboriginal health and well-being including the adoption of a National Aboriginal Health Policy, social determinants of health, the effects of pandemics on Canada’s First Nations, and the association between language skills and well-being.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Community Conditions as Factors of Health, Economic Outlook, and Mobility, Christopher Adams
  • 2. Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies for Aboriginal Women, Agnes T. Black
  • 3. Contrasting Policies and Administration of Sexually Transmitted Infection Programs in Saskatchewan First Nations and Alaska Native Communities, Rick Kotowich and Dr. Mike Fisher
  • 4. Health Risk of the Walpole Island First Nation Community from Exposure to Environ-mental Contaminants, Walpole Island First Nation Heritage Centre Team and UWO Ecosystem Health Research Team
  • 5. Examining the Association between Aboriginal Language Skills and Well-Being in First Nations Communities, Katherne Capone, Nicholas Spence and Jerry White
  • 6. Suicidality among Aboriginal Youth in the Non-Aboriginal Child Protection Services System, Michael Boyle, Eman Leung, Harriet MacMillan, Nico Trocmé, Randall Waechter, and Christine Wekerle
  • 7. Adapting and Developing Educational Best Practices and Curricula for Aboriginal Tobacco Cessation Interventions, Hillary Connolly, Jeff D'Hondt, Marily Herie, and Peter Selby
  • 8. Aboriginal Health and Well-Being, Robert Rattle
  • 9. Towards the Adoption of a National Aboriginal Health Policy, Josée G. Lavoie and Laverne Gervais
  • 10. Issues in the Recruitment and Retention of Aboriginal Health Research Participants in Canada, Victoria Nadalin, Mario Maar, Fred Ashbury, and John McLaughlin
  • 11. Scientific Certainty in a Time of Uncertainty, Nicholas Spence and Jerry White
  • 12. Disproportionate and Unjustifiable, Michelle Mann
  • 13. Research Findings, Policy Challenges, and Lessons Learned, Elizabeth Bastien
  • 14. Domestic Sex Trafficking of Aboriginal Girls in Canada, Anupriya Sethi
  • 15. The Social Determinants of Health, Chantelle Richmond and Katie Big-Canoe

About the Authors

Jerry P. White
University of Western Ontario

Jerry P. White serves as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Policy and Planning) at the University of Western Ontario and is the Director of the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International). He has written and co-written twelve books on health care and Aboriginal policy.

Dan Beavon
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Dan Beavon is director of the Research and Analysis Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He has worked in policy research for twenty years and manages an Aboriginal research program that focuses on a variety of issues, including increasing the amount and quality of strategic information available to the policy process.

Julie Peters

Julie Peters is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. She also works as a Research Associate with the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International).

Peter Dinsdale

Peter Dinsdale has worked with Aboriginal people and organizations in the urban environment at the local, regional, and national levels to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people. He is also executive director of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC).