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					                  Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute
                       on Social Determinants of Health


Date: July 23rd-27th, 2007
Location: Johns Hopkins University Campus, Baltimore, MD
Application Deadline: April 12th, 2007

** Please note that this is an initial notification for application. A standardized
application form may be circulated at a later date.

What is the Joint Summer Institute for Indigenous Health Research?
Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, together with the Canadian
Institutes for Health Research – Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health and our United
States partners, has established a Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute. The first
Joint Indigenous Summer Institute will focus on the Social Determinants of Health.

The Joint Indigenous Summer Institute will be accredited by a Canadian and American
University partner.

   Who should apply?
   1. New and emerging academic researchers
   2. Community health leads (i.e. community health representatives, community
       health directors, community portfolio holders, health program and policy
       workers)
from Canada and the United States are invited to apply to the Joint Indigenous Summer
Research Institute on the Social Determinants of Health.

This Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute aims to increase participants’
understanding of research that addresses Indigenous social determinants of health.
Participants who successfully complete the Summer Institute will be awarded a certificate
that may be applied towards graduate credit at academic institutions in Canada and the
United States.

Course Description:

The curriculum will be taught by expert faculty and guest lecturers from Canada and the
United States. Topics will include:

      Social Determinants of Health: Background
      Social Determinants of Health: An Indigenous Perspective
      Data Sources
      Methods and Processes for Conducting Social Determinants Research
      Knowledge Translation to Practice and Policy
Tuition:

Successful applicants will receive a bursary to cover the cost of tuition, travel, meals, and
accommodation for the Joint Indigenous Summer Research Institute.


Application Criteria:

Applicants must:
    Be of Aboriginal heritage;
    Provide a letter of affirmation from an Aboriginal organization;
    Submit three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from an
       Aboriginal organization;
    Submit a resume or curriculum vitae;
    Submit a concise, well-constructed one-page essay that demonstrates leadership in
       and commitment to Aboriginal communities and includes:
           o Personal background, professional goals, and reasons for applying for the
               program.
           o What the scholar intends to gain from the Institute course
           o How knowledge gained from the Institute will contribute to future career
               goals.
           o How knowledge gained from the Institute will contribute to an Aboriginal
               community; and
    Have completed at least two years of credit towards a bachelor degree work or a
       minimum of two years work experience (or equivalent) in public health or a
       related field.


Scholarship Application Materials Check List

   o   Application form
   o   Resume or Curriculum Vitae
   o   Letter of recommendation from an Aboriginal organization
   o   Two additional letters of recommendation
   o   One-page essay
   o   Transcripts to verify enrolment or graduation from a bachelor degree program
       (Official or unofficial)


Please send completed applications to:
Rachel Levasseur
Research Coordination Unit
Health Information, Analysis & Research Division
First Nations & Inuit Health Branch
Health Canada
Address locator 1919C
200 Eglantine
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

Rachel_levasseur@hc-sc.gc.ca

Ph: 613-946-6337
FAX: 613-948-2110

				
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