Health Systems, Health Law and Policy – Research Projects

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Health Systems, Health Law and Policy – Research Projects

Describing Aajiiqatigiingniq: Inuit-specific community wellness indicators for a prospective Nunavut Wellness Court

This team-based health research project will facilitate, for the first time, an Inuit-developed wellness indicator framework enabling a community to assess its capacity to provide Inuit-defined consensus-driven therapeutic support—aligned with the Inuit principle of aajiiqatigiingniq—to a prospective Wellness Court. The project recognizes the need for Indigenous communities to develop culturally relevant health frameworks and indicators that can be integrated into the existing health system in Canada’s North.