Canadian Federal Government Invests in Aboriginal Health Research

The Harper Government has made quite a few changes to the federal budget this year. There have been some popular, and not-so-popular choices made by the P.C.s, but one of the budget decisions that the government recently made was definitely a positive one.

Coming soon, the government will be introducing improvements to Aboriginal health research initiatives and the funding that supports them. This means great health benefits in Canada for Aboriginals, and puts the Federal Government healthcare plan in a positive light.

According to a press release on the Digital Journal, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development announced in June that the Harper Government was planning on investing $25 million in a new long-term aboriginal health research initiative called Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples. The press release goes on to state that the Government will also be supporting six major projects to study the “best ways for health providers to collaborate with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit to improve community wellness.”

To read the full press release on the Digital Journal, click here.