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Medical school’s Indigenous Health Dialogue defines directions to move Indigenous health forward – Calgary U

Report serves as a stimulus and resource for the Cumming School of Medicine to take action

When it comes to advancing health equity with Indigenous people and their communities, the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) aims to be a leader through excellence in health research and education. The medical school is releasing a report with a series of recommendations and actions to move that vision forward.

The report, written by Drs. Lynden Crowshoe, MD, Rita Henderson, PhD, and Cheryl Barnabe, MD, describes the process and outcomes of the Indigenous Health Dialogue (IHD) that focused on enhancing existing Indigenous health initiatives and creating new opportunities within the CSM which align with the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy, ii’ taa’poh’to’p .

Over four years the IHD engaged with community, students, faculty and leadership to define direction for the CSM grounded in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Health Legacy Calls to Action.

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