Northern Public Affairs and the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre are pleased to release this call for contributions to the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of NPA Magazine focusing on community-led innovations to promote health and wellness in Northern communities.
Stories about our Northern communities often focus on highlighting challenges. However, our communities are full of innovative ideas, responsive programs, and passionate, loving, dedicated people who are implementing solutions. The resilience, strength, and capability of our Northern communities is harnessed in many community-led initiatives that work to reclaim family relationship perspectives, kinships, creativity, arts and music, land skills, harvesting, and education – all of which are important health determinants. Public health interventions that mirror community-led initiatives to revitalize the health-promoting pathways that have existed in the North for millennia are very effective and make a positive contribution to strengthening of sharing health and wellness knowledge.