An international conference was organized by the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research on October 31, 2011, featuring international experts from circumpolar countries and regions discussing existing health data sources and how they can be managed and utilized to improve population health and health systems performance.

Participants also toured the future site of the Statistics Canada Regional Data Centre at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Conference themes included:

  • metrics, health systems, and health policy
  • circumpolar health data sources and applications