Audrey M. Walsh



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Maskwiomin (Birch Bark-Oil): Re-discovery of an L'nu skin ointment, working collaboratively with Indigenous communities through stories and awakening of knowledge, study of the processing of the oil and identification of active ingredients, and determination of its medical indications

2019/20-2020/21 • $332,032 • PI,CO
Birch bark-oil (maskwiomin) is an almost forgotten traditional L'nu medicine for the topical treatment of skin conditions such as rashes, eczema and psoriasis. Only two Elders of Membertou First Nation, Sydney, Nova Scotia held the knowledge of which one has since passed away. Funded by a...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17-2019/20 • $652,110 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, there are significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population with respect to diabetes. Community-driven innovations, activated by quality improvement processes, have the potential to reform local healthcare. The goal of the proposed...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Community-driven Innovations and Strategic Scale-up Toolkits

2013/14-2016/17 • $2,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
In Canada, significant disparities between the health status of Indigenous peoples and the general population exist, particularly for chronic diseases such as diabetes. There is a pressing need to shift the present episodic care focus common to most First Nations communities, to one that...

Transformation of Indigenous Primary Healthcare Delivery (FORGE AHEAD): Enhancement and Adaptation of Community-driven Innovations and Scale-up Toolkits

2016/17 • $5,744 • PI,CO,Other
Given the dramatic rise and impact of chronic disease and gaps in care in Indigenous communities, a shift from the existing episodic healthcare model common in Indigenous communities to one that integrates prevention and chronic disease management is needed. To assist with this transition, the...

Strategic Planning to Support First Nations Communities Participating in the FORGE AHEAD Program

2013/14 • $24,997 • PI,CO,Other
The proposed planning activities, including a face-to-face meeting, will enhance existing partnerships as well as foster the development of new partnerships by bringing together members of a national steering committee that includes First Nations (FN) community representatives, academic...

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