Public lecture: Advancing generative health services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoplesWednesday, November 3, 2021 — 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join internationally renowned Indigenous health researcher Janet Smylie for a public lecture on addressing health inequities in partnership with Indigenous communities.
Health and social services such as hospitals, family services and policing are commonly of limited social value for Indigenous peoples. In this presentation, Smylie will discuss the root causes of this failure and how to overcome them. She will share evidence and examples of successful Indigenous health service innovations and open a conversation on change leadership.
About Janet Smylie
Janet Smylie is the Director of the Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child, and Family Health and Wellbeing and a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Her research focuses on addressing Indigenous health inequities in partnership with Indigenous communities. She is particularly focused on ensuring all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples are counted into health policy and planning wherever they live in ways that make sense to them; addressing anti-Indigenous racism in health services; and advancing community-rooted innovations in health services for Indigenous populations.
She maintains a part-time clinical practice at Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto and has practiced and taught family medicine in a variety of Indigenous communities both urban and rural. A Métis woman, she acknowledges her family, traditional teachers and ceremonial lodge.
Date: November 3
Time: 2–3:30 p.m.
REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED.