Lifetime Risk of Diabetes Among First Nations and non-First Nations People, 6 pages, Last reviewed December, 2018

This article describes a population-based cohort study investigating the lifetime risk of diabetes in a cohort of 70,631 First Nations persons and 7,732,214 non-First Nations peoples aged 18 years and older in Alberta, Canada. Differences were observed between genders and between geographies. The authors conclude that the observed probabilities suggest that over a quarter of all First Nations men and women will develop diabetes in their lifetime.   

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 12:00-1:00PM EST. Join Dr. Parminder Raina for this webinar as he describes the research in aging conducted at McMaster University and how this research can be used to drive public and policy impact. Proving examples of community-based research projects that are currently underway, Dr. Raina will describe how knowledge translation tools like the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal can be used to influence the lives of today's older adults. Register here.

Monday, January 14, 2019 from 12-1PM EST.  The Division of Geriatric Medicine in collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network are pleased to offer this free webinar presentation featuring Tim Yearington (Grey Thunderbird), Algonquin Traditional Knowledge Keeper from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives of Queen's University.

Learning objectives include to review population health concerns, disease prevalence and risk factors; to understand the role of Elders in Indigenous communities and to introduce Indigenous perspectives of health and end-of-life. To learn more or to register click here.

Wed. January 16, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join Ron Dendas, Ed Meehan and host, Sylvia Cheuy as they discuss the early results of Rider Poll's Collective Impact Fellows Initiative and share the thinking behind this innovative and intentional investment in the "how" of Collective Impact and how it has been a catalyst for innovative community initiatives that are having a positive impact on the well-being of their community.  Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources. Topics related to Indigenous Elders include:
  • dementia
  • palliative care
  • end-of-life
  • disparities and inequalities
  • successful aging
  • culturally sensitive care
  • nutrition
  • diabetes
  • cancer
  • frailty
  • LGBTQ
  • abuse and trauma

6 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

Wed. Feb. 27th 1-2:30 EST. Join presenters Angéle Bilodeau of the School of Public Health, University of Montreal and Gillian Krania of Health Nexus for this webinar as they discuss this self-evaluation tool for action in partnerships.  Click here to access the tool: Self-evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership. Register here for this webinar. 

Friday December 7th, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join presenters Dr. Joyce Lee and Pharmacist Greta Mah as they discuss the North York General Hospitals Parkinson's program. To learn more or to register click here.

This article describes common experiences of malnutrition and abuse experienced by Indigenous children in the residential school system in Canada.  The long-term consequences and impact on health are explored. 3 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This paper reviewed research that explored the intergenerational effects of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system in Canada, in which Indigenous children were forced to live at schools where various forms of neglect and abuse were common. Intergenerational IRS trauma continues to undermine the well-being of today’s Indigenous population.19 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The author includes the voices of many Indigenous persons to explore the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. Throughout there is an underlying theme of hope.  31 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

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