Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, School of Public Health
Hearing a Need
Rural public health professionals across the Northwest voiced a need for better access to data that is easy to review and helps identify health inequities issues within the communities they serve. Data can provide insight for decision making and priority-setting and strengthens requests for funding to support communities.
The training is part of a five-year, collaborative project with public health professionals in the Pacific Northwest so they can more effectively identify, address, and communicate about health disparities in the rural communities they serve.
It is designed with and for public health professionals serving rural communities in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state). Module content primarily focuses on rural health disparities. The information and approaches highlighted in the modules are also transferable to a variety of public health contexts.
Dates: October 12 – November 10, 2021
Time: Approx. 7 hours total
Format: Self-Paced Courses and Live, Virtual Training
This training series starts with asynchronous training modules and is followed by a live, virtual training. There are three training modules that will each take about one hour to complete and should be done before the live trainings. The live, virtual trainings will be two-hour sessions on November 8 and 10.
Participants will be emailed a 5-minute survey before starting the modules and a 15-minute survey after completing the final live training session.
We are delighted to announce that Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD, PsyD will be giving the 2021 College of Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Please register for the webinar in advance.
Join us on October 14 in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (in the United States) and World Food Day 2021 to learn from Indigenous Chefs and Producers of Turtle Island (North America). Engage with Indigenous chefs, producers and international experts on the importance of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems and cuisine in the kitchen, production, policy, schools and community.
Participating chefs and the first 50 participants to register will receive a Native Foods Connection box from the American Indian Foods Program of the Intertribal Agriculture Council featuring Indigenous-produced products including blue corn mix, acorn bites, chokecherry syrup, bison sticks and more!
October All Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders Call
SAVE THE DATE - The Indian Health Service invites you to join us on Thursday, October 14, for our monthly call for Tribal leaders and Urban Indian Organization leaders to provide important IHS updates and to extend an opportunity for leaders to share input with IHS officials.
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Conference Call: Coming Soon
Participant Passcode: Coming Soon
Webinar Adobe Connect: Coming Soon
Participant Password: Coming Soon
Who Should Attend: Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders
Research on cultural adaptations of substance use disorder interventions among racially and
ethnically diverse adults is both increasing and promising. In this webinar, Dr. Kait Hirchak will
highlight two case studies to describe re-centering evidence-based treatments for substance use
disorder in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. She will
also discuss the importance and process of community-based participatory research, and the
need for additional effectiveness studies as well as dissemination and implementation efforts to
improve treatment outcomes for AI/AN adults participating in culturally adapted interventions.
Dr. Kait Hirchak, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and is a federally recognized descendant of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.