Understanding Intertwining Epidemics (Syndemics)

OHTNIndigenous Peoples, NX Conference Report

The Northern Exposures conference logo sits on top of a collage of two images of lakes and rivers in Northern Ontario.

The OHTN’s Mark Gilbert presented an overview of “syndemics.” The term syndemic recognizes that social and medical conditions interact, and that multiple conditions can be epidemics, particularly in marginalized communities. Together, these overlapping epidemics create a “perfect storm” that increases …