New studies find Alberta Métis face heightened burden of disease, injuries – Edmonton Journal

May 22, 2017

The Métis Nation of Alberta has produced three new health reports detailing higher rates of injuries and tobacco-related diseases among its population, along with disparities in how Métis people access health care.

The studies, released to the public Thursday, call for health system reforms to combat the trends, including culturally appropriate anti-smoking programs specifically tailored to Métis.

“The findings of the reports establish that further funding and resources allocated to understanding and combating Métis health challenges are optimized when spent in collaboration with the MNA,” the organization said in a written statement posted on its website.

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