Mamow Ahyamowen Reports
The first analysis Mamow Ahyamowen has completed is focussed on mortality and the chronic conditions present at the time of death. These are some of the most universally recognized indicators of the health status. This is the first time that many of the 59 participating First Nations have ever had access to their own data on mortality and the chronic conditions present at the time of death.
In addition to the partnership level report, Mamow Ahyamowen has produced partner level reports for each individual partner as well as community level reports for the participating communities. Communities and partners decide how they wish to share their reports. Two partner organizations have decided to post their reports online. To see their reports visit the websites of Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services and the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority. The overall partnership level report is available at the link below.
First Nations Data Initiatives
There is some great work being done on First Nations data initiatives by other groups. We see Mamow Ahyamowen as one important part of a complete health information system for First Nations. The complete system requires sustained support for local, Provincial, and Federal data initiatives as well as First Nations led health research. Mamow Ahyamowen is focused on providing local and regional health information in Northern Ontario. Other complementary data initiatives are described below.
Complimentary Data Initiatives
Chiefs of Ontario (COO) has worked with the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and communities to carry out the First Nations Early Childhood, Education, and Employment Survey. COO and FNIGC have also partnered on several rounds of the Regional Health Survey. Click here to view national data for the Regional Health Survey.
Mamow Ahyamowen partners have been inspired by the work that the Tui’kn Partnership has done in Nova Scotia through their Strength in Numbers project. The Tui’kn Partnership has shared infographics from several of the analyses they have done.