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UW Health Equity Series: Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Equity
April 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Donald Warne is Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Warne directs the innovative Indians into Medicine program at UND and researches the impacts of historical trauma and adverse childhood experiences on health. American Indian populations are diverse and have a unique history and culture in the U.S. Historical trauma that resulted from numerous federal policies have had a direct impact on the health of Indigenous Americans. In this discussion, we will examine historical and cultural factors that have influenced the health of American Indian families, and we will identify potential solutions toward achieving health equity.
This lecture is part of the University of Washington Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Social Work’s Health Equity Lecture Series. Health equity means creating the conditions (and eliminating the social, economic, environmental and other barriers) that allow each person to achieve their full health potential. “The goal of this Lecture Series is to bring in thought leaders working on facets of health equity to catalyze conversations about how we can work more effectively with communities, each other and partner organizations to bring about positive change and foster a more inclusive environment on our own campus,” said Hilary Godwin, dean of the School of Public Health.
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