Native Health Series: Culturally Appropriate Research in Native Communities

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Native Health Series: Culturally Appropriate Research in Native Communities

Join the IHS Partnership as we hear Michelle Singer (Navajo) discuss the Native STAND project and the importance of culturally appropriate research in Native communities.

Friday, May 20, 2016
12:00pm-1:30pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Michelle is a Senior Research Assistant in the role as Project Manager of the Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions) Program, a dissemination, implementation and evaluation research project focused on American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescent health, promoting healthy decision-making, healthy relationships, positive personal development through a comprehensive, culturally appropriate and relevant curriculum targeted for high school-aged native youth.  Native STAND is a core research project in the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC), Oregon's Prevention Research Center (PRC) housed in the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine (PHPM) at OHSU. 

Native Health Series Summary: The goal of the Native Health Series is to invite Native health care professionals, traditional healers, and tribal leaders and elders to share their perspectives on culture and health. Speakers will provide a broad overview of the challenges and successes of integrating traditional Native health practices and western medicine; highlight the diversity of Native cultures, beliefs, and values that exist throughout Indian Country; and, introduce culturally appropriate approaches to health care delivery and health research in Native communities.

Objectives of the Native Health Series:

  1. Increase awareness about the significance of traditional culture, values, and beliefs to the health and health care of Native populations.
  2. Highlight the diversity of beliefs and traditional health practices among Native populations in the U.S.
  3. Introduce culturally appropriate approaches to health care delivery and health research.
  4. Facilitate discussions and collaborations between members of the Dartmouth community and those who serve Native communities. 
For more information, contact:
Christine Holden
6036463463

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.