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Indigenous health equity as a priority in British Columbia's public health system: a pilot case study

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dc.contributor.author Kent, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-30T14:42:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-30T14:42:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-08-30
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/8502
dc.description.abstract For her MPH thesis research, Alex Kent conducted secondary analysis of data from the Equity Lens in Public Health (ELPH) research program to explore whether and how Indigenous health equity is prioritized within one regional health authority [HA100] in British Columbia’s public health system. Her thesis addresses the question: How has Indigenous health equity been identified and prioritized within HA100 as reflected in core documents and plans as well as interviews with key decision makers in the health authority? Using the Xpey’ Relational Environments Framework, a theoretical framework designed by Drs. Charlotte Loppie and Jeannine Carriere, Alex identifies and discusses the physical and theoretical settings where Indigenous health equity is and is not manifested in the public health system. Her findings highlight a number of examples of how HA100 has implemented successful strategies aimed at enhancing Indigenous health equity as well as several areas for improvement across the relational environments. Alex concludes that improving Indigenous health equity through human, non-human and symbolic interactions in institution, system and community settings appears to be a current priority for HA100; whereas reconciling historical relationships and creating equitable social, cultural and political conditions that promote optimal health and wellbeing for Indigenous peoples is positioned as a long-term and indirect goal. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Health Equity en_US
dc.subject Indigenous en_US
dc.subject Public Health en_US
dc.subject Health Systems en_US
dc.subject Priority Setting en_US
dc.subject Health Services Accessibility en_US
dc.title Indigenous health equity as a priority in British Columbia's public health system: a pilot case study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Reading, Charlotte Loppie
dc.contributor.supervisor Pauly, Bernadette M.
dc.degree.department School of Public Health and Social Policy en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Public Health M.P.H. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Kent, A., Loppie, C., Carriere, J., MacDonald, M., & Pauly, B. (2017). Xpey’ relational environments: An analytic framework for conceptualizing Indigenous health equity. Manuscript submitted to Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Canada for publication. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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