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Unlocking First Nations health information through data linkage.

Jennifer D Walker, Evelyn Pyper, Carmen R Jones, Saba Khan, Nelson Chong, Dan Legge, Michael J Schull, David Henry

International Journal of Population Data Science | Published : 2018

Abstract

Introduction: The importance of Indigenous data sovereignty and Indigenous-led research processes is increasingly being recognized in Canada and internationally. For First Nations in Ontario, Canada, access to routinely-collected demographic and health systems data is critical to planning and measuring health status and outcomes in their populations. Linkage of this data with the Indian Register (IR), under First Nations data governance, has unlocked data for use by First Nations organizations and communities. Objectives: To describe the linkage of the IR database to the Ontario Registered Persons Database (RPDB) within the context of Indigenous data sovereignty principles. Methods: Determin..

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