Report suggests First Nations people in Manitoba will live 11 years less than the provincial average. How do we bridge that gap?
This week, a report by the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy showed that First Nations people in our province will live and average of 11 years less than other Manitobans. It highlights a need for more cultural awareness in the health care system, more training for First Nations health care workers, and better access to services, according to researchers. Dr. Marcia Anderson is the chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada's Indigenous Health Network. She joins Marcy Markusa to talk about some of the potential solutions coming out of the report.