Anishinabek Nation Health Transformation Team discusses opportunities to collaborate with McMaster University – Anishinabek News

February 9, 2023

HAMILTON – The Anishinabek Nation’s Health Transformation Team met with Dr. Jennifer Walker, Associate Professor at McMaster University, to discuss a possible collaboration to improve data collection. The meeting took place on Jan. 10 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.

Dr. Walker, a Haudenosaunee member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, focuses her work on Indigenous community-engaged health research using large health service databases. The Health Transformation Team discussed some of the opportunities and challenges they face and ways a collaboration could be beneficial to the Anishinabek Nation First Nations.

“Working with McMaster University and their ability to compare Indigenous to non-Indigenous health indicators will empirically show the difference between the two. This will provide substantiated justification for additional funding to improve First Nations health,” says John Scherebnyj, Health Transformation’s Fiscal Analyst.

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