• Political Science, Medicine
  • Published in
    Statistical journal of the…
    2015
  • DOI:10.3233/SJI-150864

Back to the basics: Identifying and addressing underlying challenges in achieving high quality and relevant health statistics for indigenous populations in Canada.

@article{Smylie2015BackTT,
  title={Back to the basics: Identifying and addressing underlying challenges in achieving high quality and relevant health statistics for indigenous populations in Canada.},
  author={Janet K. Smylie and Michelle Firestone},
  journal={Statistical journal of the IAOS},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          67-87
        }
}
Canada is known internationally for excellence in both the quality and public policy relevance of its health and social statistics. There is a double standard however with respect to the relevance and quality of statistics for Indigenous populations in Canada. Indigenous specific health and social statistics gathering is informed by unique ethical, rights-based, policy and practice imperatives regarding the need for Indigenous participation and leadership in Indigenous data processes throughout… CONTINUE READING

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