Tuberculosis education in Canadian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth: An historical, socio-cultural and public health promotional curriculum

Last Updated: February 3, 2014

Sylvia Abonyi, PhD (Co-Investigator)
Paul Hackett, PhD (Co-Investigator)

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit are high-incidence communities in terms of contracting tuberculosis. This project, led by Principal Investigator Richard Long of the University of Alberta, will address knowledge gaps concerning the disease among these communities by developing a tuberculosis-specific curriculum for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth.

Goals / Outcomes: A key objective is to strengthen tuberculosis-elimination strategies by passing on the knowledge of transmission and risk factors to youth at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis. Another objective is to promote public health as career to these underrepresented groups. The curriculum also aims to de-stigmatize the disease by highlighting tuberculosis as an airborne disease and that air is something that we all share.

Funder: Public Health Agency of Canada, Lung Health Program Phase II

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