Band health department launching pilot study on health

The Onkwehon:we Health Check-in team is gearing up to start a pilot study on the overall health of Six Nations members, starting with some of the most vulnerable people in the community. Jacqui Powless, the Onkwehon:we Health Check-in project manager gave a presentation on the pilot and the larger study’s purpose at Six Nations Elected Council’s (SNEC) General Council meeting on April 12 (Councillor Audrey Powless-Bomberry declared a conflict of interest) and said the study was made by Six Nations members, for Six Nations members. “We were informed from other groups that have done this kind of work that because it was done by First Nations and there was no government involvement participants were more willing to help out. They felt a sense of ownership and felt some pride in…

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