The significance of Indigenous nurses and students in reducing health inequity for Indigenous people

When:  Oct 26, 2021 from 20:00 to 21:00 (CT)

This Talk Tuesday will focus on the disparities in health outcomes experienced by Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and will describe the impact that Indigenous healthcare providers have in reducing health inequity.  

We will review the resolution passed by ARNM at the 2021 AGM, the importance of that resolution in the context of nursing, and discuss plans for next steps to move this work forward.

Lea Mutch RN MN
Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Population and Public Health, WRHA 

Lea is a clinical nurse specialist with the Population and Public Health Program of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Prior to her role as a clinical nurse specialist, Lea worked as a primary care nurse and then as director of wellness at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, focusing on the health and well-being of urban Indigenous peoples living in Winnipeg. In her current role, Lea provides clinical expertise that helps to guide public health nursing practice in the area of healthy parenting and early childhood development. Lea also has a role as a specialist in Indigenous health and is committed to reducing inequity experienced by Indigenous peoples. Using a two-eyed seeing approach that values Indigenous knowledge, Lea brings a unique perspective to the work she is involved in.