Health in Remote and Indigenous Communities

The third limb of the Society’s project to identify the preconditions of human health has been focusing on health in remote and Indigenous communities. How do biophysical factors such as nutrition, exercise and childhood exposure to toxins interact with sociological factors such as family upbringing, schooling and societal norms?

For example, does poor diet – difficult to avoid in remote settlements – lead to poor life skills, or does causation run the other way? Which conditions for healthy living are essential and which are derivative? Is it even possible to answer these questions? A free discussion that aims to cross silos between expert disciplines, government jurisdictions and professional sectors was completed on 20 February 2019. See dedicated page under “Resources, Initiatives” tabs for materials.