CAHR Announces recipient of the 2013 Merck Graduate Fellowship in Aboriginal Health
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Centre for Aboriginal Health Research
Dr. Charlotte Reading, BSc, MA, PhD, Interim Director
The goal of the Center for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR) is to improve the health and well being of Aboriginal Peoples through the products and processes of community-based research and knowledge translation. Aboriginal health research must be undertaken in partnership with communities and must meet the highest standards of both Indigenous and Western methodologies and ethics.
To that end, the CAHR provides a supportive environment for students, researchers and communities to engage respectfully in research activities that aim to address the health disparities experienced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Through engagement with stakeholders in British Columbia, across Canada, and internationally, the Centre seeks to promote, facilitate and/or lead relevant and ethical health research that improves Aboriginal peoples’
The CAHR encourages a broad multi or inter-disciplinary team approach to Aboriginal health research that engages communities, academic institutions, regions, and nations. Centre programs have included: Cultural Safety in Education and Healthcare, Community-Based Research, Global Indigenous Health, Knowledge Translation & Ethics, NEARBC (Aboriginal Health Resource Site), ‘Open Door’, Seniors Fall Prevention, Student Mentorship and Water.