Tuberculosis in Nunavik
Development and piloting of culturally safe training programs for community health workers
Tuberculosis in Nunavik: Development and piloting of culturally safe training programs for community health workers
The incidence of tuberculosis among Inuit has increased over the last two decades. In 2017 it was 400-times the incidence of the non-indigenous Canadian population. Following the recommendations from the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the project aims to increase the involvement of community health workers (CHW) in tuberculosis care and prevention. In this collaborative research project, the Inuit health authority of Nunavik—the Nunangat region within the province of Quebec—working with community members, stakeholders, and university-based researchers, will: co-create a vision for the role of CHWs in TB care and prevention in Nunavik; co-develop a CHW educational programme based on Inuit ways of teaching and learning; and implement and evaluate the educational approach and the CHW program.
PI: Dr. Faiz Ahmad Khan.
Funder: CIHR Project Grant
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