Partnership in community-led project to optimize early child health

FHS, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are partnering in the community-led Hishuk-ish tsawalk (everything is one, everything is connected) project, which aims to optimize children’s early environment to help reduce the risks of chronic disease outcomes. The project uses a ‘two-eyed seeing’ approach that draws from both Indigenous and Western ways of knowing. Lynnette Lucas and Jeannette Watts of NTC are leading this project in collaboration with Pablo Nepomnaschy, Jeff Reading, Charlotte Waddell and Scott Venners, and FNHA medical leads, Drs. Evan Adams, Shannon McDonald, and Nel Wieman. Two funded MSc candidates are currently being recruited to support in-community research.

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iHeLTI MSc program