Access to Health Research: Participation and Empowerment of Aboriginal Peoples in Research to Improve
Health and Well-being
Contact Principal Investigator: Dr. Malcolm King (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Malcolm King was recently named the new Scientific Director of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (IAPH)- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Click here to visit the IAPH web site.
Aboriginal health continues to be a key area for research and knowledge sharing, to address the ongoing health disparities in Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and in other indigenous societies.
Health research and knowledge sharing will enable Aboriginal peoples to contribute to and resolve these health issues through self-determination.
The NEAHR program aims to address the major issue facing Aboriginal health research: namely, insufficient capacity to carry out relevant research in this emerging field.
This lack of capacity is reflected by the small numbers of academic health researchers and trainees working in the area of Aboriginal health, and by the inability of Aboriginal communities to design and carry out health research that meets their needs.
NEAHR is a continuation of the Aboriginal Capacity and Developmental Research Environments (ACADRE) program launched in 2001. NEAHR will build on the established ACADRE network and bring trainees, communities and academics together to create opportunities for research capacity development.
The Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) has agreed to fund NEAHR for six years, starting in 2007.
Participatory action research projects sponsored by NEAHR will address the following: