Improving Success for Managing DM in Indigenous Peoples (Educating for Equity (E4E)- part 1
Jun 02, 2017

Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe is a member of the Peigan Nation, Treaty 7 Region of Alberta. He is an Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, at the University of Calgary. Dr Crowshoe graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine in 1995. He currently provides primary care clinical service to the urban Aboriginal population of Calgary at the Elbow River Healing Lodge, an Alberta Health Services clinical service developed and until July 2011 directed by Dr. Crowshoe. Dr. Crowshoe’s clinical interests and priorities are the social equity implications within primary health care that reside within issues such as addictions, mental health, and children’s health. In his efforts to improve Aboriginal health Dr. Crowshoe is working towards developing appropriate primary health models for Aboriginal communities and on increasing physician knowledge and capacity around Aboriginal peoples’ health through academic and research driven medical education initiatives. He was the principle investigator of an Aboriginal health research and curriculum development project entitled, Building Aboriginal Health Teaching and Learning Capacity, which resulted in a formal integrated undergraduate medical education curriculum. He currently is the Canadian PI of the Education for Equity project which aims to understand the educational, clinical and client outcomes of Indigenous health medical education.

Dr. Michael Green was appointed as the Brian Hennen Chair and Head of the Department of Family Medicine on July 1, 2017. He is Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University, was the inaugural Clinical Teachers Association of Queen’s University Chair in Applied Health Economics/Health Policy from 2014-2017 and formerly served as Director of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. He is a Senior Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). He has served on many professional and government expert committees including the Ontario Expert Panel on Wait Times in Primary Care, the Advisory Committee on Ontario’s Immunization System Review, the College of Family Physicians of Canada Indigenous Health Working Group and Patient’s Medical Home Steering Committee, and Health Quality Ontario’s Primary Care Advisory Committee. He completed his medical training at the University of British Columbia and his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Following eight years of active practice in Moose Factory, Ontario, including 4 years as Chief of Staff, he completed his MPH with a focus on Health Policy and Management at the John’s Hopkins School of Public Health. He moved to Queen’s University in 2003, where he has an active family practice, including intrapartum obstetrics, at the Queen’s Family Health Team. He also practiced in public health as a Medical Officer with Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch from 2003-2014. His research covers a broad range of health services and policy research areas with an emphasis on primary care, quality of care, equity in health, and Indigenous health and has been supported by major grants from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Ontario Strategy on Patient Oriented Research Support Unit and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. He has published and presented widely on his work in journals such as CMAJ, Health Policy and the Annals of Family Medicine and at major national and international primary care and health policy related conferences.


Improving Success for Managing DM in Indigenous Peoples (Educating for Equity (E4E)- part 1


At the conclusion of this session, in regards to Indigenous patients with diabetes, participants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Diabetes management that engages with key social factors facilitated by culturally informed approaches to supporting patients
  • Therapeutic relationship building that incorporates culturally attuned approaches and addresses discord arising from health care inequity



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