Norfolk State University (HBCU), Northeastern State University (TCU), and Northwest Indian College (TCU)
The implementation of the Health and Wellness Initiative for Women Attending Minority Institutions at Northeastern State University and Northwest Indian College (two recognized Tribal Institutions), also focus on culturally- and age-relevant women's health education and promotion. Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK) has used the school paper, student activity boards, school marquees, posters, and Facebook as outreach to students to attend free HIV testing and referral events, sexual health classes, violence against women education and prevention classes, and drug and alcohol education sessions in the dormitories.
At Northwest Indian College (Bellingham, WA) there is a strong relationship with community-service providers that work on issues related to HIV/AIDS and violence prevention. These resources are made available via referrals for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Taskforce meetings, wellness programs condom availability, and a partnership with the Cooperative Extension Office's Traditional Plants and Foods Program provide culturally-relevant diabetes, overweight/obesity, and nutrition educational activities.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Describe the planning and implementation of culture and gender-specific health promotion programming for collegiate African American and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women and women in the surrounding communities.
Keyword(s): Native Americans, Women's Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Iâve been working in academia for 20+ years and public health for 10+ years promoting healthy living through the arts, increased physical activity, and chronic disease awareness, prevention, and management. Iâve successfully received federal, state, and private funding for research and program implementation in those areas as well with a special interest in African American females throughout the lifespan. Iâm published and my extensive presentations have been on the international, national, state, and local levels
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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