U of T holds symposium to address inequity in Indigenous healthcare – The Medium

September 26, 2022

The Indigenizing Health Symposium returns this year to raise awareness and discuss inequalities faced by Indigenous Peoples in healthcare.

In a report by Statistics Canada released on August 30, 2022, chronic conditions were more prevalent among First Nations Peoples and Métis (who live off-reserve) than their non-Indigenous counterparts. Notably, 14 per cent of First Nations and Métis Peoples were diagnosed with three or more chronic conditions, as compared to eight per cent for the non-Indigenous.

Recognizing the injustices faced by Indigenous Peoples in healthcare, the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health will be hosting the Indigenizing Health Symposium: Rethinking with Spirit on September 28 and 29, 2022. The event focuses on Indigenous health policies and will take place in-person at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. All students, community members, and academics are welcomed to partake in the symposium. Tickets and registration are required to attend the event.

Read More: https://themedium.ca/u-of-t-holds-symposium-to-address-inequity-in-indigenous-healthcare/

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