Wayne Clark, MA
Wayne Clark is a board member at Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA), which represents the Inuit of Manitoba and provides support to Inuit who travel to Manitoba from Nunavut to access health services, justice, education, and other wellness services. MIA has put in place an algorithm for health researchers interested in working with the organization on health research projects. This process was published in the University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Health Research Framework in 2014. In addition to his work with the association, he has partnered with the community on an Inuit-led research study for communicating personal health information services to this population group with the goal of improving patient-healthcare provider communication and self-determination. Wayne has published articles for Healthcare Quarterly and the World Health Organization as part of his research trajectory. Wayne is a member of the International Networks of Indigenous Health Knowledge Development organization, as part of the Canadian national and the international committees. He is currently the Director, Aboriginal Health Programs – Health Services for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and has previously held positions with Manitoba eHealth, National Aboriginal Health Organization, and Manitoba Science, Innovation & Mines.