Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics
Launched in 2011, Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics organizes Inuit-specific statistics and presents these in ways that are easy to understand and use. Naasautit was created to make statistics readily available to the regional Inuit organizations and communities of the Inuit homelands, known as Inuit Nunangat. By organizing and presenting data important to Inuit, Naasautit is helping to develop new knowledge about the many determinants of health, and the factors that impact and change people’s health. Naasautit provides a picture of the status of Inuit health in Canada today. See objectives here.
Inuit health statistics can be used by decision-makers to better understand health issues. This can lead to better policies and programs to improve living conditions for Inuit and, ultimately, to improve Inuit health status. By making statistics easier to find and use, Naasautit also helps build the capacity of Inuit land claim organizations/governments and communities to conduct their own research, analysis, and advocacy.
Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics is just one of the important new resources of the Inuit Knowledge Centre operated by the national Inuit organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). The Naasautit Management Group is the working group for the Naasautit section of the Inuit Knowledge Centre. A complete description of the project is included in the final project evaluation report which will be available soon.