Journal History

New Journal Name and Publisher

The Journal of Aboriginal Health (JAH) has a new name and publisher. The Journal was transferred from the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) to the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) in 2012.

The Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal was formed in Spring 2013 from nominations of experts in Indigenous health from the Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) centres from across Canada. To reflect the growing international interest in the Journal, AHRNetS has renamed it the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH). Building on its trusted reputation for sharing community-relevant and high-quality knowledge, the IJIH now welcomes submissions within the IJIH mandate from researchers and practitioners in Indigenous health around the world.

Volumes 1-9 of the Journal of Aboriginal Health are available on the IJIH website, along with the International Journal of Indigenous Health from Volume 10 on. 

About Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (2006-Present)

The Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) is the coordinating body for national collaborative activities in networking, research and knowledge translation for the nine Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) Centres across Canada.  More information about AHRNetS can be found at its website: http://ahrnets.ca.

About the National Aboriginal Health Organization (2000-2012)

The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) was a national knowledge-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of health and well-being of Aboriginal individuals, families and communities.  NAHO was unique and first of its kind in Canada as the only national Aboriginal-controlled organization comprising three population specific Centres – First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  NAHO closed its doors in 2012 when its funding was terminated but its resource-intensive website including JAH Volumes 1-9(1) will remain online until 2017: http://naho.ca.