Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are teaming up with the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to lead a new project aimed at improving Indigenous children’s development and health.
The project is part of a global initiative to reduce adult and child onset chronic disease and foster health and wellness. Called Hishuk-ish tsawalk (everything is one, everything is connected): Using two-eyed seeing to optimize healthy early life trajectories for Indigenous Peoples, its goal is to optimize health and wellness among Indigenous children by optimizing development from conception through infancy to adolescence.
With more than $1 million in funding over two years, researchers from SFU, UBC and the University of Victoria will collaborate with the FNHA and other partners, including the Indigenous Health Education Access Research Training Centre (I-HEART) and UBC-Providence Health’s Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI).
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