Publish Innovative Wellness-Based Promising Practices in the International Journal of Indigenous Health




September 1st Deadline!

Publish Innovative Wellness-Based Promising Practices in the International Journal of Indigenous Health

COAST AND STRAITS SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia) – September 1, 2015 is the closing date to have your community-based or academic work submitted to the collaborative "Wellness-Based Promising Practices" thematic issue in the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH). The University of Victoria and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are teaming up on this call to gather community-based articles, research articles, and research trainee articles from academic and community-based researchers and practitioners in Indigenous health.

Have you operated or supported a regional or community-based program with great success?

Having your work published in a peer-reviewed journal is a way to formalize and share your promising practice with an international audience. A supporting submission template is available on the IJIH website to encourage non-academic community-based contributions. The FNHA's Research, Knowledge Exchange, and Evaluation team is also available for pre-screening, feedback and support for Nation-based contributors before August 1, 2015.

Eager to share your promising-practice with other Indigenous and First Nations communities?

IJIH welcomes evidence-based promising practices with a focus on health and wellness, explored through an Indigenous lens, within Indigenous communities. Strategies using cultural/traditional Indigenous practices as the central component to promoting Indigenous wellness and addressing health disparities are particularly encouraged. The FNHA is especially interested in community-based papers that reflect full collaboration with Indigenous partners, focused on and grounded in the intellectual traditions and voices of First Nations residing within the geographic boundaries of what is now known as British Columbia, Canada.

Engaged in fascinating research or have relevant findings in Indigenous health?

Other primary topic areas of focus for the partners include: managing chronic disease, mental wellness, building resilience at the community and/or individual level, and using culturally appropriate indicators as a way to measure Indigenous wellness. Manuscripts not selected for publication in the Special Thematic Issue will still be considered for publication as a best practice by the FNHA through other mediums including Spirit Magazine.

Leave a legacy for your wellness-based practice at the community or academic level!

Complete manuscripts that meet the submission guidelines, represent the author's final version, and are ready for peer review, have a deadline of September 1, 2015.


Further information and the full call for papers and submission guidelines can be found online:  

Details on the types of submission and how to submit:

Find an IJIH submission template here:


Media Contacts:

Charlotte Loppie


International Journal of Indigenous Health



Trevor Kehoe

Communications Officer and Media Relations

First Nations Health Authority


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