Category: Social Determinants of Health

Meet the 2017 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars

It is an honour to be named one of 15 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholars in 2017. I am researching relationships between public health and Indigenous co-management of fish and wildlife resources in Labrador’s Inuit communities. It will be a great experience to share and learn through this new academic community. I am very grateful to ...

“The world offers itself to your imagination”

Too many of our people in Labrador are dying from suicide. A new study by Pollock, Mulay, Valcour and Jong 2016 highlights the higher levels of suicide in Labrador, in comparison to Newfoundland, in all age categories. Innu and Inuit residents in particular are disproportionately affected, and young males and Inuit females even more so ...

What does the municipality have to do with my health?

In 2013, researchers examined the capacity of municipal governments to reduce health inequities (Collins & Hayes 2013).  When they examined the issue amongst municipal politicians and senior-level staff, respondents believed that higher levels of government had a greater responsibility for health; however, they felt that at the municipal level, investing in parks and recreation facilities, ...