Research with Arctic peoples: unique research opportunities in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Working group summary and recommendations.

H. Sally Smith, Peter Bjerregaard, Hing Man Chan, André Corriveau, Sven O.E. Ebbesson, Ruth A. Etzel, Richard R. Fabsitz, Hakon Hakonarson, Carl Hild, Elizabeth D. Nobmann, Jeff Reading, Larissa Tereshchenko, T. Kue Young, Barbara V. Howard

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Abstract

Arctic peoples are spread over eight countries and comprise 3.74 million residents, of whom 9% are indigenous. The Arctic countries include Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Although Arctic peoples are very diverse, there are a variety of environmental and health issues that are unique to the Arctic regions, and research exploring these issues offers significant opportunities, as well as challenges. On July 28-29, 2004, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research co-sponsored a working group entitled "Research with Arctic Peoples: Unique Research Opportunities in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders". The meeting was international in scope with investigators from Greenland, Iceland and Russia, as well as Canada and the United States. Multiple health agencies from Canada and the United States sent representatives. Also attending were representatives from the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) and the National Indian Health Board. The working group developed a set of ten recommendations related to research opportunities in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders; obstacles and solutions to research implementation; and ways to facilitate international comparisons. These recommendations are expected to serve as an agenda for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-90
Number of pages12
JournalInternational journal of circumpolar health
Volume65
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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