First Nations-led initiatives

Research Area Leaders

The First Nations Pandemic Research Preparedness Network (FIRST) brings together diverse First Nations research expertise through an interest in pandemic preparedness.

FIRST advocates for overall health system strengthening in recognition of the overlap between pandemic risk and disadvantage.

FIRST enables and amplifys a First Nations perspective on research and preparedness for infectious disease emergencies through specific research projects, preparedness planning, advocacy and relationships with decision-making bodies.

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Read FIRST’s Terms of Reference