Dr. Carrie Bourassa, the new scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health will assume her post in February, but is already mapping out the approach she intends to take.
When it comes to the issues affecting Indigenous health — lower life expectancy, youth suicide — the key, she said, will be to listen.
"Over and over again we're hearing of the epidemic in youth suicide," Bourassa said, "and it comes down to asking youth, asking the community, what they need."
"They know what they need. They're telling us what they need. We need to give it to them. We need to listen to them. They're telling us, straight-out, what they need."
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