The mandate of the Indigenous Health Initiative is to:

  • Support the development, and facilitate the delivery of, curriculum content in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education to raise awareness and ensure learners meet expected competencies relating to Indigenous health
  • Enhance understanding and respect for Indigenous ways of being, learning and doing
  • Promote skills for culturally responsive research and practice
  • Develop and implement policies and specific programs to increase entry of learners from Indigenous communities to the undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs
  • Support the development and maintenance of respectful partnerships with Indigenous communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and beyond