Indigenous Health

The Indigenous Health section is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Quebec's First Nations and Inuit living or staying in community and urban settings. Since the 90s, the INSPQ collaborates with the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services and the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay. This collaboration is now being extended to other Indigenous partner organizations to support the development of their public health expertise.


The interdisciplinary expertise is attuned to the realities of First Nations and Inuit, and to the priorities of our partners, including:

A strengths-based perspective

Work carried out in Indigenous health is based on a holistic view of health and wellness, and a strengths-based perspective. The concept of health and well-being includes social relationships, culture, language and territory. In addition, collaborations developed over the years aimed at meeting the needs of communities, their diversity and knowledge. Knowledge translation is also important.

Few thematic

  • Determinants of health
  • Child and youth:
  • Impacts on health and wellness:
    • Housing
    • Climate change
  • Mental health promotion and suicide prevention
  • Gender inegalities
  • Cultural safety
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