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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research's (CIHR) Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health has awarded a CAD$3.5 million operating grant to Dr. Treena Wasontí:io Delormier of McGill University's School of Human Nutrition. The grant will help to establish a Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) over the next five years in the province of Quebec.
The purpose of the NEIHR program is to establish a network of centers focused on capacity development, research and knowledge translation centered on Indigenous Peoples, and is an integral component of CIHR's $100 M action plan for building healthier futures for Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) peoples living in Canada. Multiple indicators show that Indigenous Peoples across Canada suffer a significant health gap compared to non-Indigenous populations. This includes reduced life expectancy, higher children mortality rates and increased rates of Tuberculosis infection, all of which underline the pressing need for medical research that focuses on Indigenous health issues.
The NEIHR is an incredible opportunity for Indigenous communities, Indigenous serving organizations and academic institutions to bring together the many positive examples of respectful and rigorous health research. It will build on current efforts in academic institutions to create supportive spaces for Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous students and knowledge holders." Dr. Treena Delormier, the Nominated Principal Applicant of the grant Related Stories
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