142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Sacred Spaces & Health: Strengthening Public Health Prevention with Culture & Tradition

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This year, APHA has challenged us to examine how our health is influenced by where we live. American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian communities consider our culture and sacred “spaces” as a significant part of our health and well-being that ultimately guides how we plan and implement public health prevention strategies, interventions and overall health care. This session will discuss how culture and sacred space play a significant role in strengthening our community public health efforts, and how consideration of these factors can improve outcomes for Indigenous populations through culturally appropriate methodologies in the health care field, psychology, and multi-media social marketing campaigns.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify culturally relevant public health strategies when addressing health disparities within Indigenous populations. 2. Explain the importance of culture and cultural competence within the larger health care system for Indigenous populations and how it impacts health outcomes.
Lisa M. Wexler, PhD, MSW

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Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Mental Health, Socialist Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)