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Social determinants of health and the future well-being of Aboriginal children in Canada

September 2012

Social determinants of health and the future well-being of Aboriginal children in Canada
Social determinants of health and the
future well-being of Aboriginal children in Canada

Aboriginal children's well-being is vital to the health and success of our future nations. Addressing persistent and current Aboriginal health inequities requires considering both the contexts in which disparities exist and innovative and culturally appropriate means of rectifying those inequities. This article contextualizes Aboriginal children's health disparities, considers 'determinants' of health as opposed to biomedical explanations of ill health and concludes with ways to intervene in health inequities.

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