Inuit Health Study

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Narrator:
As part of International Polar Year, Canadian scientists and Inuit partners surveyed the health of 36 arctic communities...

Grace Egeland:
The name of the survey was Qanuqitpit? or Qanuippitali?What about us? How are we?

Narrator:
This was the most comprehensive study of Inuit health in 40 years... 

Anna Bergen:
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.

Grace Egeland:
We had highly trained lab technicians, we had our nurses, we had our bilingual interviewers.  We had a full team.

Narrator:
Information from the survey will help guide future health-care planning and policies. ...

Grace Egeland:
We will take the results from the Inuit Health Survey to help empower communities to tackle the problems that they have.

Crystal Lennie:
Not only for us in this generation, we're also doing it for the children.

Narrator:
Canadian Inuit are learning more about their health, during Canada’s International Polar Year Program.

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