We are meditating and working on our beadwork, thinking, man, ‘I just made this, I never knew I could do that!': Assessing the positive impacts of an Athabascan Beading Program
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the Hopeful Connections’ Beading Program and its community-driven objective to share a message of hope with cancer survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. Explain the significance of traditional Athabascan beading as an art form that is passed between generations and evokes the distinct styles of diverse Athabascan tribal communities. Demonstrate the strengths of using mixed-methods research to assess the positive aspects of a culturally-grounded program for cancer survivors and caregivers.
Keyword(s): Cancer, Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified because I have conducted community-based participatory research in the area of cancer survivorship for the past 20 years. For over five years I have partnered with Interior Alaska Native individuals, organizations and communities on developing a culturally responsive cancer support research and support program which comprises the research being presented at the 2015 APHA meetings.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.