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ISBN (Print) : 978-1-988426-49-5 | ISBN (Online) : 978-1-988862-03-3

An Overview of Aboriginal Health in Canada

July 2013

This fact sheet provides a general introduction to Aboriginal health in Canada and to the broad context in which Aboriginal communities, health practitioners, policymakers and researchers seek to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal peoples. Specifically, it provides an overview of Aboriginal peoples, the social determinants that impact their health, current health status indicators, and the jurisdictional framework for Aboriginal health policies and programs.


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