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3-year results of a collaborative school-based oral health program in a remote First Nations community

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Rural and Remote Health. 2008 Apr-Jun;8(2):882
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-Jun 2008
Author
Macnab, AJ
Rozmus, J
Benton, D
Gagnon, FA
Author Affiliation
University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hartley Bay Nursing Station, Hartley Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Gagnon Research Associates, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Source
Rural and Remote Health. 2008 Apr-Jun;8(2):882
Date
Apr-Jun 2008
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aboriginal children
Brush-ins
Canada
Collaborative program
Cross-sectional study
Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT) score
Dental health
Educational presentations
First Nations
Fluoride application
Oral health and knowledge
Recognition/incentive scheme
School-based program
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Surveys of dental health among Aboriginal children in Canada, using scales such as the Decayed, Missing, and Filled Teeth (DMFT) score, indicate that Aboriginal children have 2 to 3 times poorer oral health compared with other populations. A remote First Nations community approached requested assistance in addressing the health of their children. The objective was to work with the community to improve oral health and knowledge among school children. The hypothesis formulated was that after 3 years of the program there would be a significant decrease in dmft/DMFT (primary/permanent) score.METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of all school-aged children in a small, remote First Nations community. Pre- and post- intervention evaluation of oral health was conducted by a dentist not involved in the study. The intervention consisted of a school-based program with daily brush-ins, fluoride application, educational presentations, and a recognition/incentive scheme.RESULTS: Twenty-six children were assessed prior to the intervention, representing 45% of the 58 children then in the community. All 40 children in the community were assessed following the intervention. Prior to the intervention, 8% of children were cavity free. Following 3 years of the intervention, 32% were cavity free. Among the 13 children assessed both pre- and post-intervention, dmft/DMFT score improved significantly (p
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Aboriginal Breast Cancer Care Workshop report: strategies to improve First Nations cancer care in Ontario

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Pages 168-173 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Article
Date
2010
.3Mi CHRON IC DISEASES PAPERS Aboriginal Breast Cancer Care Workshop Report ABORIGINAL BREAST CANCER CARE WORKSHOP REPORT: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE FIRST NATIONS CANCER CARE IN ONTARIO Amanda J. Sheppard'·', Anna M. Chiarel li '", Lindsay Stewart ', Loraine D. Marrett '", Caroline Lidstone-J
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Amanda J. Sheppard
Anna M. Chiarelli
Lindsay Stewart
Loraine D. Marrett
Caroline Lidstone-Jones
Rina Chua-Alamag
Amanda Hey
Yolanda Madarnas
Diane Nishri
Maureen Trudeau
Doris Warner
Author Affiliation
Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Preventive Oncology & Screening, North East Regional Cancer Program, Sudbury, Canada
Breast Disease Site Group, Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, Canada
Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
Source
Pages 168-173 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Date
2010
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Aboriginal
First Nations
Breast cancer
Workshop
Cancer care strategies
Abstract
Objectives: Ontario's Aboriginal populations have a lower incidence of breast cancer, but their survival rate after diagnosis is poorer. In an attempt to improve the cancer experience for this population, a two-day work shop entitled "The Aboriginal Breast Cancer Care Workshop" was held in Toronto in April 2009. Study design and methods: Participants included representatives from Aboriginal organizations, provincial and federal cancer and health agencies, funding organizations, community members and researchers. Presentations were selected to reflect the diversity of activities related to Aboriginal cancer care in Ontario. The final component of the workshop was an opportunity for participants to meet in one of four working groups to identify solutions for assisting Aboriginal women on the cancer continuum pathways: from screening to diagnosis, from diagnosis to treatment and from treatment to follow-up care. Results and conclusions: The workshop recommendations were: to create resources for health care providers and health professionals ' curriculum about Aboriginal world views and traditions; to create tools to ease cross-health care facility and provider communication; to use new telemedicine technologies for cross-regional/provincial communication; to educate communities about breast cancer health care through local media, sharing circles and youth-driven activities; and to develop a system of collecting Aboriginal identity in the cancer registry/hospital and OHIP data.
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The Aboriginal economic benchmarking report.

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The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. 37 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
June 2012
meaningful improvements in the economic participation of First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples. In the coming years, the NAEDB will release Progress Reports to track improvement across the indicators set out in this report, and to track Aboriginal Canadians’ progress toward our targets. It is my sincere
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The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. 37 p.
Date
June 2012
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Report
File Size
3667838
Keywords
Canada
Humans
First Nations
Inuit
Métis
Notes
Updated and reprinted.
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the-aboriginal-economic-benchmarking-report.pdf

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Pages 265-267 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Publication Type
Article
Date
1994
development. All fishing territory for Yukon First Nations. Physical !and Tradition.a~ ~ and all life shares the abnormalities or behavioural changes have also been forlbeirStnivaI y, ~ginal peoples, depending noted in Great Lakes fish and wildlife, on which ~ !he en ~ envlfOnmental resources, have many
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Author
Wheatley, M.A
Author Affiliation
Ontario, Canada
Source
Pages 265-267 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Date
1994
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Keywords
Aboriginal health
Canada
Contamination
Degradation
Environment
First Nations
Health
Traditional practices
Abstract
The special relationship which Canadian aboriginal people have always had with the environment has been disrupted by the encroachment of "civilization." The resulting degradation of the physical environment has had far-reaching effects on the health of individuals and communities already suffering from several decades of suppression of traditional cultural practices. This paper discusses Canadian aboriginal approaches to health and the environment, examines some of the effects of environmental degradation on aboriginal health, and touches briefly on how traditional treatments and practices may help to improve the health of aboriginal individuals and communities.
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Aboriginal immunity: Potential contribution to the outcome of hepatic infection and disease

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Page 89 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
2010
ABORIGINAL IMMUNITY, POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE OUTCOME OF HEPATIC INFECTION AND DISEASE J. Rempel University of Manitoba One of the main tasks of the immune system is to defend the body against infectious disease. Our laboratory has been evaluating First Nation (primarily Ojibwa/Cree
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Author
Rempel J
Author Affiliation
University of Manitoba
Source
Page 89 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Date
2010
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Aboriginal people
Canada
Hepatitis C
Virus
Immune
Genetic tendency
First Nation
Notes
Part of Abstracts: Oral presentations. Chapter 2. Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health.
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Access to physiotherapy for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

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Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 21 p.
Publication Type
Report
Date
April 2014
document, the terms Aboriginal or Aboriginal peoples refer to the indigenous peoples of Canada - the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples as defined under s. 35(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982. 3 Introduction: All Canadians have a right to timely and reliable access to rehabilitation
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Source
Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 21 p.
Date
April 2014
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Report
File Size
760540
Keywords
First Nations
Physiotherapy
Health Care Access
Inuit
Métis
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Access_to_Physiotherapy_for_Aboriginal_Peoples_in_Canada_April_2014_FINAL.pdf

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Active spirit, active history: A culture of sports, activity and well-being among BC First Nations

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Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
2010
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Author
First Nations Health Council
Date
2010
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Keywords
First Nations
Health
Physical activity
Recreation
Sports
Well-being
Abstract
The First Nations Health Council created this book to collect the stories from First Nations people who have triumphed, mentored, or lead in traditional and non-traditional sports, recreation, fitness, or physical activity. The stories are heartwarming and honest, and are told with pride and triumph. Being physically active brings success over so many challenges and each story is valuable for it reflects our nature to be strong, endure, and to respect others, ourselves and the land.
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Acute infectious diarrheal illness in a First Nations community in northern Manitoba, Canada: Epidemiology and the impact of water, sanitation, and housing

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Page 46 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Date
2010
ACUTE INFECTIOUS DIARRHEAL ILLNESS IN A FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY IN NORTHERN MANITOBA, CANADA, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND THE IMPACT OF WATER, SANITATION, AND HOUSING P. Hayward, B. Martin, P. Hazelton, E. Rubinstein, P. Orr University of British Columbia This prospective study was undertaken in
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Author
Hayward P
Martin B
Hazelton P
Rubinstein E
Orr P
Author Affiliation
University of British Columbia
Source
Page 46 in S. Chatwood, P. Orr and Tiina Ikaheimo, eds. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Yellowknife, Canada, July 11-16, 2009. Securing the IPY Legacy: from Research to Action. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2010; 69 (Suppl 7).
Date
2010
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Conference/Meeting Material
Digital File Format
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Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Illness
Water
Sanitation
Housing
First Nations
Canada
Diarrhea
Pathogens
Sewage
Notes
Part of Abstracts: Oral Presentations. Chapter 1. Public Health Perspectives.
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Adolescent mothers: A challenge for First Nations

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Pages 274-279 in J. Lepp�¤luoto, ed. Circumpolar Health 2003. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Nuuk, Greenland, September 10-14, 2003. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2004;63(Suppl.2)
Publication Type
Article
Date
2004
Adolescent mothers: a challenge for First Nations Ruth Montgomery-Andersen Dronning [ngrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenhmd ABSTRACT ()bjectives. i\dolescent pregnancy is a gro\ving Public H_ealth problem in CJ-reenlanc.L resulting in hig- her risk of n1ortality of mothers and their children
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Author
Montgomery-Andersen, R
Author Affiliation
Dronning Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
Source
Pages 274-279 in J. Lepp�¤luoto, ed. Circumpolar Health 2003. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Nuuk, Greenland, September 10-14, 2003. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2004;63(Suppl.2)
Date
2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Female
First Nations
Greenland
Humans
Indians, North American - statistics & numerical data
Mentors
Middle Aged
Mothers
Parenting
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in adolescence
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: Adolescent pregnancy is a growing Public Health problem in Greenland, resulting in higher risk of mortality of mothers and their children. Since social and cultural aspects are associated with adolescent pregnancy, a closer look was taken at the situation of adolescent mothers in Greenland and in Native American communities. METHODS AND RESULTS: Adolescent pregnancies and birth rates were followed in Greenland and in the First Nation communities in Alaska. Adolescent pregnancies decreased during the 1990s in both communities, but increased in 2000, bringing up the birth rate to 79 and 92 babies per 1,000 girls aged 15-19 yrs in Greenland in the U.S., respectively. CONCLUSIONS: A mentoring program to delay adolescent pregnancy and parenting, shown to be effective in African American and Latino communities, could be also used in the Greenlandic setting.
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Alienation and resilience: The dynamics of birth outside their community for rural First Nations women

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Journal of Aboriginal Health. 2011 Mar;7(1):55-64
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2011
Author
Kornelsen, J
Kotaska, A
Waterfall, P
Willie, L
Wilson, D
Author Affiliation
Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
Centre for Rural Health Research, Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Heiltsuk College, Bella Bella, British Columbia
Hailika'as Heiltsuk Health Centre, Bella Bella, British Columbia
Source
Journal of Aboriginal Health. 2011 Mar;7(1):55-64
Date
Mar-2011
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
First Nations maternity care
Low resource environments
Qualitative research interviewing
Rural maternity care
Abstract
Bella Bella/Waglisla is a small community of 1,250 First Nations residents on British Columbia's Central Coast that has enjoyed a long history of birth within the community. This ended in 2000 when services began to decline, forcing women to travel to distant referral centres before starting labour. This qualitative investigation documents the experiences of First Nations women who gave birth away from their communities. Data were collected through a written survey of women's experiences of birth, locally or away, and through in-depth exploratory interviews of women's stories of their experiences. A community-based research advisory committee guided the study and ethical approval was obtained from both the community band council and the appropriate university research ethics board. Themes from the interviews included the influence of care providers in decision-making, the isolating experience of birth in a referral community, the stress of traveling to access care, the value of emotional and practical support from family and community, and community confusion regarding the decision to close local maternity services. Participants in this study had divergent experiences of childbirth outside of their community; the natures of the experience influenced whether or not they chose or were required to leave after services closed. The experience of leaving the community was difficult for most of the women, precipitating a sense of alienation. For many, the alienation experienced was mitigated by their strong sense of resilience.
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