Inuit Health Study
As part of International Polar Year, Canadian scientists and Inuit partners surveyed the health of 36 arctic communities...
The name of the survey was Qanuqitpit? or Qanuippitali?What about us? How are we?
This was the most comprehensive study of Inuit health in 40 years...
We're not only taking physical data. We're also asking about who do you live with, how difficult is that for you, how often are you able to eat Country Food? I think it's really important to deal with the person as a whole.
We had highly trained lab technicians, we had our nurses, we had our bilingual interviewers. We had a full team.
Information from the survey will help guide future health-care planning and policies. ...
We will take the results from the Inuit Health Survey to help empower communities to tackle the problems that they have.
Not only for us in this generation, we're also doing it for the children.
Canadian Inuit are learning more about their health, during Canada’s International Polar Year Program.
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