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Session: Healing Mind, Body, and Spirit
3159.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Healing Mind, Body, and Spirit
As dispossessed peoples by virtue of American conquest, unfulfilled promises have left major gaps in the lives of many of Americaís first nationís people. American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians experience excessive levels of disease, higher poverty rates, hold the lowest levels of educational attainment, and generally have not achieved the opportunities promised for America. This unique session aims to address the holistic approach to health. It looks at a variety of challenges facing American Indian, Alaska Native and/or Native Hawaiian communities; including coping with grief, substance abuse, and obesity. In this session, presenters will discuss the importance of incorporating cultural values into designing interventions to successfully assist Native people with healing. The valuable lessons experienced by these presenters will be shared and participants will gain skills to assist with healing the mind, body and spirit. In addition to holistic healing participants will also learn about important disease trends in Native populations. These trends are essential in designing successful intervention strategies.
Learning Objectives: Describe specific disease prevalence within the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian population in relation to health related quality of life and other variables. Recognize the significance of incorporating and revitalizing ancient wisdom for wellness Explain culturally specific differences in approaches to health and behavior modifications Learn unique strategies to assist with holistically healing the mind, body and spirit.
Moderator(s):Maile Taualii, BA
12:30 PMMask making: Storytelling heals the spirit  [ Recorded presentation ]
Barbara Mould Young, RN, MHP
12:50 PMAmerican Indian and Alaska Natives in treatment for substance use disorders at publicly funded U.S. addiction treatment programs
Thomas M. Brady, PhD
1:10 PMDisparities in dieting and protective eating behaviors among middle and high school students of Native-, Alaskan-, Hawaiian-, and Pacific Islander descent living San Bernardino, California  [ Recorded presentation ]
Carolyn A. Corder, MS, RD, Susanne B. Montgomery, PhD, MPH, Patti Herring, PhD, RN, Ella Haddad, DrPH, RD, Mark Ghamsary, MS, PhD
1:30 PMNative Hawaiians, prevalence of obesity and self-reported mental and physical quality of life measurements  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kathleen Kromer Baker, PhD, Alvin T. Onaka, PhD, Brian Horiuchi, MPH, James Dannemiller, President, MA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Mental Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA