To broaden the scope and strengthen the integration of human health activities within the Council by developing concrete initiatives to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples and other Arctic residents.

Recent Submissions

  • Results of an Arctic Council Survey on Water and Sanitation Services in the Arctic 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group, 2017-05-11)
    Access to clean drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right. The 2015 UN Goals for Sustainable Development include providing access to safe and affordable drinking water and adequate sanitation and hygiene for all ...
  • Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks 2015-2017 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group, 2017-05-11)
    Under the US Arctic Council Chairmanship theme of Improving Economic and Living Conditions in Arctic Communities, the RISING SUN initiative used a consensus-building process to identify common outcomes and their measures ...
  • One Health; Operationalizing One Health in the Arctic 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group, 2017-05-11)
    One Health is a particularly well-matched tool to advance the understanding of health threats from the direct and indirect impacts of climate change in the Arctic. As a multidisciplinary approach, One Health strengthens ...
  • Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH) - Conference report 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group, 2017-05-11)
    The Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH) conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska, September 18-21, 2016. The conference convened international experts, engineers, health experts, academics and community ...
  • The Arctic Human Health Initiative: A legacy of the International Polar Year 2007-2009. 

    Parkinson, Alan J. (Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), 2013)
    "The Arctic Council recognized that IPY 2007-2008 represented a unique opportunity to further stimulate cooperation and coordination on Arctic health research and increase the awareness and visibility of Arctic regions. ...
  • Circumpolar Health Supplements 2010; 6 

    Unknown author (The International Association of Circumpolar Health Publishers., 2010)
    "This Circumpolar Health Supplement reports on the progress of the Human Health Initia- tive an Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group International Polar Year (IPY) project, and serves as a deliverable marking ...
  • НАДЕЖДА И ЖИЗНЕСТОЙКОСТЬ. ПРОФИЛАКТИКА САМОУБИЙСТВ В АРКТИКЕ. 7-8 НОЯБРЯ 2009 ГОДА. СОВМЕСТНЫЙ ОТЧЕТ. 

    Unknown author (Организационным комитетом, 2010)
    В конце 1990-х годов Всемирная организация здравоохранения (ВОЗ) начала подчеркивать необходимость разработки стратегий профилактики самоубийств. С тех пор многие арктические регионы разработали и внедрили стратегии ...
  • Review of Cancer among Circumpolar Indigenous Peoples. Summary Report to the Sustainable Development Working Group 

    Young, Kue (Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), 2015-01-19)
    Cancer is a growing health problem among circumpolar Indigenous peoples and effective prevention and control measures require valid and reliable surveillance data to support planning and evaluation. While circumpolar ...
  • Sharing Hope. Circumpolar Perspectives on Promising Practices for Promoting Mental Wellness and Resilience. 

    Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) (Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), 2015)
    Suicide in circumpolar regions is a pressing health policy concern and is understood within a complex socio-economic historical context of the Arctic’s Indigenous Peoples. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates ...
  • Food-based dietary guidelines in circumpolar regions 

    Jeppesen, Charlotte; Bjerregaard, Peter; Young, Kue (International Association of Circumpolar Health Publishers, 2011)
    This report provides short and precise descriptions of the latest food-based dietary guidelines in selected circumpolar countries and regions (Fig.1), with special focus on the public access to the guidelines. This report ...
  • Hope and Resilience. Suicide Prevention in the Arctic 

    Viskum Lytken Larsen, Christina; Pedersen, Cecilia Petrine; Berthelsen, Stina W.; Chew, Clara (Organizing Committee, 2010)
    The report is structured according to the different sections in the seminar [Hope and Resilience in Suicide Prevention]. Section I states the background of the seminar followed by Section II dedicated to the understanding ...
  • Arctic Human Health Initiative Report 

    Unknown author (Arctic CouncilSustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), 2009)
    The Arctic Human Health Initiative (AHHI) is an Arctic Council IPY [International Polar Year] initiative that aims to build and expand on existing Arctic Council and International Union for Circumpolar Health’s human health ...
  • International Circumpolar Surveillance (ICS): Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases 

    Parkinson, Alan; Cottle, Tammy (Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group, 2006)
    Human health is a critical component of any sustainable development program. Sustainable economic development is frequently accompanied by changes in a number of factors, which impact human health and promote the emergence ...
  • Arctic Telemedicine Project Final Report 

    Unknown author (Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, 2000-08)
    In order for arctic communities to provide adequate healthcare to its people, there must be a sustainable means of delivering this care at a distance. Telemedicine has been identified as the use of computers, telecommunication, ...
  • Analysis of Arctic Children and Youth Health Indicators 

    Wigle, Don; Gilman, Andy; McAllister, Ken; Gibbons, Tracy (Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group, 2005-08)
    In 1998, the Sustainable Development Working Group, a working group of the Arctic Council, established the Future of Children and Youth of the Arctic Initiative to improve the health and well-being of children and youth ...