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World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2004: Inuit Backgrounder

Provides statistical data on suicide in Inuit communities, as well as information on national and regional initiatives on suicide prevention. Link requires Microsoft Word.

Published: 2004
Interviewing Inuit elders: perspectives on traditional health

Examines traditional Inuit health practices and beliefs as remembered by both North and South Baffin elders: from treatments for fractures to methods of diagnosis and attitudes toward the injured or ill. PDF to read

Published: 2001
Aboriginal diabetes initiative: Métis, off-reserve aboriginal and urban Inuit prevention and promotion: program framework  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/diseases-maladies/_diabete/2000_moauipp-ppmahrimu_program/index-eng.php

Provides an overview of the Métis, Off-reserve Aboriginal and Urban Inuit Prevention and Promotion (MOAUIPP) component of the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, a strategy announced by the Government of Canada in 1999. Designed to assist in meeting the needs of Aboriginal people dealing with the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in their communities. Describes the program purpose, target population, objectives, primary prevention and health promotion priorities, program delivery model, funding, project criteria, accessing program resources, and monitoring and evaluation for the MOAUIPP.

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Published: 2000
Aboriginal diabetes initiative: First Nations on-reserve and Inuit in Inuit communities: program framework  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/diseases-maladies/_diabete/2000_reserve-program/index-eng.php

Outlines the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, a Health Canada project designed to help meet the needs of Aboriginal people in combating the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in their communities. Describes the target population, program purpose, program objectives, program elements, delivery model, funding, criteria and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, for the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative.

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Published: 2000
Baseline measures workgroup final report  
http://www.ihs.gov/publicinfo/publications/Baseline/table_of_contents.asp

Presents a series of mutually determined 'baseline measures' to be used to monitor the performance of Aboriginal health care programs, whether Tribal or federally operated. Examines and makes recommendations on long term public health issues for all American Indian/Alaska Native programs whether they are Tribal, urban or Federally operated.

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Published: 1996
First Nations and Inuit people living with HIV  
http://www.niichro.com/AIDSbook.html
Provides information about HIV/AIDS and how it works in the body. Also lists information on accessing medication and traditional healing for First Nation and Inuit people. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Quiting tips: a guide to help you quit cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or snuff (Inuktitut)  
http://www.pauktuutit.ca/tobacco/pdf/Brochures/Quitting/Inuktitut.pdf
Discusses physical responses to quitting smoking and suggestions for handling cravings, in Inuktitut. Provides ideas to avoid smoking in the future. Written for Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 1996
What sculpture is to soapstone, education is to the soul: building the capacity of Inuit in the health field  
http://www.naho.ca/english/pdf/sculpture_to_soapstone.pdf
Examines the health-related education needs of Inuit in the four regions. Highlights some of the unique challenges Inuit face when pursuing their high school education and post-secondary health training. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Guidelines for Inuit communities working on reducing tobacco use  
http://www.pauktuutit.ca/tobacco/pdf/Guidelines_reducingtobacco_ENG.pdf
Provides guidelines for people working in the health fields wanting to address community concerns about the effects of tobacco use. (See Details)
Published: 1995
Breathing easy: community resource kit (Inuktitut)  
http://www.pauktuutit.ca/tobacco/pdf/comm_resourcekit_I.pdf
Presents a health worker's resource binder, in Inuktitut, featuring common questions-and-answers about the effects of tobacco use, testimonies from smokers who've tried to quit, activity ideas and more. (See Details)
Published: 1997