march, 2016

8mar4:30 pm- 6:00 pmIndigenous health and wellbeing - Our health, Our data, Our journey together


Event Details

Presented by:

  • Ray Lovett, Research Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, the Australian National University.
  • Janet Smylie, family physician, public health researcher and the Director of the Well Living House Applied Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health, in the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital.
  • Sara Wolfe, Indigenous Registered Midwife and Nurse, founding partner of Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto (SGMT).

This seminar will discuss the importance of Indigenous health data, community ownership, governance and stewardship. Dr. Janet Smylie and Sara Wolfe will outline some of the Indigenous health and wellbeing data challenges in Canada, providing their own practical research, program and policy insight. Dr. Ray Lovett will focus on the development of the Mayi Kuwayu study, which will be the first Australian large-scale collaborative cohort and data-linkage study to investigate the inter-relationships of Aboriginal culture and cultural experiences, socio-demographic, environmental factors, health behaviour and health outcomes.

*Light afternoon tea and coffee will be served*

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(Tuesday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

209 Victoria Street, 5th Floor RM 511

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