Health Statistics

FNIGC - First Nations Information Governance Centre

The First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (commonly abbreviated to RHS) is the only First Nations governed, national health survey in Canada. It is longitudinal in nature and collects information based on both Western and traditional understandings of health and wellbeing.

RHS Code of Research Ethics
RHS Phase 1 (2002/03)
Phase 2 - Results for Adults, Youth, and Children Living in First Nations Communities
Participants: First Nations community

Public Health Agency of Canada

PHAC has compiled information on Childhood obesity rates in Canada. Other areas can also be accessed; Chronic disease, infectious illnesses and food safety information is also found on the PHAC site.

Health Council of Canada

The health Council of Canada has this report on the Health Status of Canada’s First Nation, Inuit and Métis Peoples. This report looks at the gaps in healthcare, detriments of health and the demographic profile of First Nations peoples.

Assembly of First Nations

The AFN recently put out this FAQ sheet for the ‘Facts on First Nations Health Services’. Information about Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and allocation of government funding are some areas addressed in this fact sheet.

Health Canada

This report looks at the rising incidents of Diabetes in First Nation communities, gaps in programs and services and what is currently being done on a National level to combat these issues. Other sections also covered include HIV/AIDS, heart Disease, Tuberculosis and West Nile Virus.

Heart and Stroke

As heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death in our country, it’s important to understand how you can help prevent these serious illnesses. The Foundation has culturally adapted some resources to help you understand the risk factors and warning signs for heart disease and stroke for First Nations populations.