Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, U of Manitoba; CIHR Applied Health Chair, Resilience + Obesity; advisor EvidenceNetwork.ca
Jon McGavock is an advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He holds a CIHR Applied Health Chair in Resilience and Obesity. He can be followed on twitter @jonmcgavock
Epidemics of obesity, diabetes, infectious diseases and suicide that plague First Nation children across Canada are complex and multi-faceted. Yet government solutions often focus on simplistic bio-medical approaches -- when they address the crises at all -- and too often ignore the cultural strategies proposed by indigenous leaders.