S. Novotny
S. Novotny

Arctic Community Perspectives on Covid-19 and Public Health: a Multi-site Case Study

Assessing the positive and negative societal outcomes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Arctic communities

Objective

The purpose of this project is to implement a three-phase multi-site case study in each Arctic State to assess the positive and negative societal outcomes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Arctic communities. Specifically, it will assess the impact of public health measures associated with COVID-19. This work will identify community-driven models and evidence-based promising practices and recommendations that can help inform cohesive and coordinated public health responses and protocols related to future public health emergencies in the Arctic. Research sites will include one community each from Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
 

Activities

The project will address the following research questions:

  • In what ways are public health measures implemented to address the COVID -19 pandemic the same or different in Arctic communities?
  • What are Arctic community experiences of public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How has Indigenous knowledge and local knowledge been integrated with recommended/mandated public health measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What coping strategies did Arctic communities engage in to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What can we learn from these community case studies to inform policy and program implementation now and in the future?
Lead Working Groups
SDWG
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
Canada
Finland
Norway
The United States
Start
2021
End
2023
Status
On track

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