Orientation Discussion Paper. Please review and provide feedback on the following questions to Pertice Moffitt at
Critique the orientation report and provide feedback.
Consider the findings in terms of the stories of the participants. Does this resonate with what you know about your jurisdiction? And if not, what are your experiences and how are they different or similar?
Profile of Métis Health Status and Healthcare Utilization in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study
Martens PJ, Bartlett J, Burland E, Prior H, Burchill C, Huq S, Romphf L, Sanguins J, Carter S, Bailly A
It's widely known that the health of Aboriginal populations in Canada lags behind that of other Canadians. In 2002, the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) published a report titled The Health and Health Care Use of Registered First Nations People Living in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. The research project demonstrated that Registered First Nations people have shorter life expectancy and higher morbidity than other Manitobans, however, little has been published on the health of Aboriginals who do not have Status, such as Métis. This collaborative study between Manitoba Health, MCHP and the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) examines the health of the Metis population of Manitoba with indicators such as physical illness, hospital services, educational success, and the use of social services. There are some good findings and some that are troubling. Read the full report here.