Journal History

New Journal Name and Publisher

The Journal of Aboriginal Health (JAH) was created by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), transferred to the Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat (AHRNetS) in 2012 and now trasferred to the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

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.

About the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health (2018)

 

At the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, researchers and educators from across the University of Toronto work with community partners and Indigenous peoples to address the complex factors that underlie disparities in health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

The Institute is engaged in research, education and service initiatives to overcome health challenges and evaluate interventions to prevent disease and improve health. Its scholars study health policy and administration to improve the delivery and quality of Indigenous health care, and educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, so that each year more Canadians and citizens of the world can recognize, reduce and eliminate health inequities.

We invite you to learn and explore how together, we can create thriving Indigenous communities in Canada and around the globe.

The Institute is supported by Drs. Michael and Amira Dan who have been committed to righting the social and economic inequity of Indigenous peoples in Canada for many years. Dr. Michael Dan is a medical doctor with a diverse background that includes neurosurgery, medical research and biotechnology, as well as philanthropy. He is also a social entrepreneur who works with Indigenous peoples to create sustainable wealth through hydroelectric power projects on Aboriginal lands.

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