This report, Circumpolar Inuit Health Priorities: Best Health Practices and Research, documents and assesses a comprehensive range of best practice programs and relevant studies which have been implemented across the Arctic in the main health areas of mental health, service delivery, food security and chronic disease. Together, the material provides an important collection of information on the health practices and challenges which are impacting on the health and wellbeing of Inuit living in their Arctic homeland across four countries - Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Chukotka (Russia).
This report is the second part of ICC Canada’s overall effort to identify and document the range of health and wellness experiences, studies and practices that impact on Inuit directly and indirectly. The first part of this work was a review of the different health systems which Inuit access in the four different countries. That report, Health Systems serving Inuit communities across the Arctic, was completed in 2011. This second report completes the task of documenting the experiences.