Ground-breaking Report Demonstrates Chronic Disease Rate Higher Among Métis
OTTAWA, March 16, 2012 /CNW/ - On March 20, 2012, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) is releasing the results of a five year study on Chronic Diseases among Métis in Ontario. The study includes diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
The results of this study demonstrate higher incidences of chronic diseases among Métis compared to the general population, and suggests greater support for Métis focused health promotion and prevention strategies is needed.
Complete reports of the research will be provided at a public launch:
11:00 am, Tuesday, March 20
National Hotel and Suites
361 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON
Speaking at the event will be:
- Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario;
- Kimberly Elmslie, Director General of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control (Public Health Agency of Canada);
- Dr. David Henry, President and CEO of Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Following the launch there will be a traditional Métis feast followed by a Guided Dialogue Session featuring presentations by medical experts in the four chronic diseases researched.
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