#404 Identifying the Service Needs of Urban Aboriginal Women Dealing with Co-occurring Diabetes, Mental Health and Addiction Issues: A research in progress

The event will start on: Jun 26, 01:00pm EDT
And will end on: Jun 26, 02:30pm EDT
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There is a greater need for integrated and Indigenous knowledge-informed health services to better respond to high incidence of co-occurring mental health and chronic physical health conditions involving addictions, such as diabetes among Aboriginal Peoples; but how this is experienced specifically by Aboriginal women living in urban settings is extremely limited.

Aboriginal women living in urban areas face inequities in access to health services in general and to culturally appropriate health services more specifically, hence indicate the simultaneity of service needs for co-occurring health conditions.

This presentation will begin to map out an ongoing study of urban Aboriginal women's health service needs for co-morbidity, which aims to provide directions to improve services for co-occurring health conditions based on the findings of the study that is viewed as culturally safe and responsive by urban Aboriginal women.

Who Should Attend?
This presentation is targeted to those interested in topics related to health services, women's health, intersectional approach, and urban population health:
•  Researchers,
•  Decision-makers
•  Health and social service providers
•  Students

Advisors on Tap:

Hasu Ghosh is an IMPART Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa. Her research and teaching interests lie primarily within the fields of population and public health; and span the areas of Aboriginal and minority health, urban population health, social contexts of health service access, chronic disease prevention, health inequities, and qualitative and community-based research methodologies including narrative and intersectional analysis. Additionally, she teaches online public health courses as an Adjunct Faculty of Dept of Public Health at the Concordia University College of Alberta.


Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, is a Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Health Human Resource Policy which is jointly funded by Health Canada. She is also the Scientific Director of the pan-Ontario Population Health Improvement Research Network and the Ontario Health Human Resource Research Network both housed at the University of Ottawa with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Dr. Bourgeault also leads the pan Canadian Health Human Resources Network with funding from Health Canada and the CIHR. She has been a consultant to various provincial Ministries of Health in Canada, to Health Canada and to the World Health Organization. Her recent research focuses on the migration of health professionals and their integration into the Canadian health care system. Dr. Bourgeault sits on the international editorial board of Sociology of Health and Illness and the Journal of Marketing and Management in Healthcare as well as on the Institute Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. She is the cofounder of the bilingual Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health.


Cecilia Benoit is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Scientist at the Centre for Addictions Research of BC. Apart from research focused on the occupation of midwifery and the organization of maternity care in Canada and internationally, she is involved in a variety of projects that employ mixed methodologies to investigate the health of different vulnerable groups, including Aboriginal women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, young people confronting health stigmas linked to obesity and asthma, street-involved youth in transition to adulthood, workers in lower-prestige service occupations, adults in the sex industry, and pregnant and early parenting women dealing with addiction and other challenges.






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