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Aboriginal Health and Wellness in the Context of Stroke & Chronic Disease

Health Nexus is proud to announce this two-part, lunchtime Webinar series.

Part 1: Aboriginal Perspectives on Health and Wellness
April 23, 2009, 12:15-1:15 p.m. EST
Marilyn Morley, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Nexus

Part One will provide an overview of demographic profiles of Aboriginal people in Canada and Aboriginal perspectives on health, wellness and spirituality. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of Aboriginal cultural beliefs and practices for restoring, maintaining, and balancing the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being of Aboriginal people. Participants will discuss considerations to working with  Aboriginal communities, in the context of stroke and chronic disease prevention.

Part 2: Aboriginal Determinants of Health and Stroke/Chronic Disease
April 30, 2009, 12:15-1:15 p.m. EST
Marilyn Morley, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Nexus

Part Two will examine the social determinants of health of Aboriginal people living in Canada. Major historical events that began more than 500 years ago continue to influence the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual, health and well-being of Aboriginal people today. This webinar will demonstrate the linkages between historical
determinants and chronic disease and reveal root causes and effects to social and health inequities for Aboriginal people today.

Who should attend?  Anyone interested in working with Aboriginal communities, including those working in chronic disease prevention and management across the continuum of care.

Register at http://www.healthnexus.ca/events/ab_webinar/index.htm.

Registration is limited to 25 participants, so please register early!