Indigenous Cognitive Health Program

What is the Indigenous Cognitive Health Program?

The Indigenous Cognitive Health Program (ICHP) is an initiative within the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging to build up capacity within the network to support healthy, respectful, dementia research partnerships between Indigenous communities and/or organizations and researchers. The ICHP, led by Jennifer Walker (Co-lead of Team 18), will support CCNA team liaisons to develop a foundational understanding of collaborative research with Indigenous populations. Through ongoing support and mentorship of CCNA investigators, the ICHP will: provide foundational knowledge on developing relationships and engaging with Indigenous communities and health organizations; provide resources and opportunities to learn about culturally safe approaches to research; and explore Indigenous data sovereignty principles.

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