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Health Council to release report on health care services for Aboriginal people living in major Canadian cities

December 04, 2012

Launch event: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Winnipeg, MB

Current mainstream health care services are not accommodating First Nations, Inuit and Metis people living in urban centres. Mainstream health care services are unwelcoming and in many cases threatening to Aboriginal people. Fear of racial stereotyping and lack of respect for traditional ways of healing, turns many Aboriginal people away from seeking care.

The Health Council of Canada’s latest report, Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care highlights the issues and shares examples of practices that are designed with the values and experiences of Aboriginal people in mind.

Find out about the programs that are advancing positive change. Join the Health Council of Canada on December 11, 2012 in Winnipeg to see firsthand how one program – the Aboriginal Patient Navigator Program in Portage la Prairie – is making a real difference in the way Aboriginal people interact with health care services in urban settings.

Details:

December 11, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (CT)

John Buhler Research Centre Atrium
Bannatyne Campus, University of Manitoba
501C-715 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB

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