NAHO Survey – Request for Proposals (RFP)
Organization for the Advancement of Aboriginal Peoples Health (OAAPH)/
National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)
1200-220 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9
Attention: Mark Buell, Manager – Communications and Research Unit
April 28, 2008
1. Statement of Work
National Aboriginal Health Organization/Organization for the Advancement of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (NAHO/OAAPH) Evaluation Survey.
NAHO/OAAPH is an Aboriginal-designed and -controlled organization with a mission to influence and advance the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples by carrying out knowledge-based strategies. NAHO/OAAPH is a leading organization in knowledge translation for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and NAHO/OAAPH recognizes the importance of culturally safe care to the improvement of health outcomes for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.Objects of the National Aboriginal Health Organization
1. Improve and promote health through knowledge-based activities.
2. Promote understanding of health issues affecting Aboriginal Peoples.
3. Facilitate and promote research and develop research partnerships.
4. Foster participation of Aboriginal Peoples in delivery of health care.
5. Affirm and protect Aboriginal traditional healing practices.
Principles of Uniqueness
NAHO/OAAPH is unique in that it:
• Is founded on and committed to unity while respecting diversity.
• Gathers, creates, interprets, disseminates, and uses knowledge on Aboriginal traditional and western contemporary healing and wellness approaches.
• Views community as the primary focus and views research methodologies as tools for supporting Aboriginal communities in managing health.
• Reflects the values and principles of traditional knowledge and practices.
The Funding Agreement between the legal entity Organization for the Advancement of Aboriginal People’s Health (OAAPH) operating as NAHO/OAAPH and Health Canada dated March 2005 states in section 20 that OAAPH must “engage an independent evaluator to conduct an evaluation of the effectiveness of this Agreement for the first four Fiscal Years of this Agreement (from April 1, 2005 through to December 31, 2008) in accordance with the Evaluation Framework.” To complete this evaluation, NAHO/OAAPH is required to conduct a survey to assess overall awareness of NAHO/OAAPH among Aboriginal people in Canada, as well as the impact NAHOOAAPH’s activities have had on their health and well-being.
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