CIHR's Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health (IIPH) Launch Strategic Plan at U of S

Congratulations to Scientific Director Dr. Carrie Bourassa and everyone at IIPH on the launch of the Strategic Plan today at the University of Saskatchewan. Grounding research in Indigenous holistic concepts of health is a priority of the plan. Rather than focusing on addressing specific diseases, the strategy will be to look at underlying factors that influence wellness and resilience such as Indigenous self-determination, community wellness, and environmental factors, while advancing research by increasing the number of Indigenous researchers and communities engaged in research, fostering Indigenous research mentorship, and undertaking research into land-based healing strategies such as use of traditional medicines.