Aboriginal children's health:
a growing concern
Children and youth comprise 40% of the Canadian Aboriginal population.
These young people, especially those living on-reserve, experience significant health inequities compared to their peers.
This is a serious issue that must be addressed, and yet the evidence necessary to guide health promotion and health service delivery is lacking.
The near tiotal absence of culturally appropriate health and well-being measures is a barrier to improving health outcomes amongst Aboriginal children and youth.