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Examining the Health Effects of IHS Underfunding on the Santa Fe Urban Indian Community

January 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Who: Emily Haozous, PhD, RN, FAAN and The Santa Fe Indian Center, with funding from the New Mexico Health Equity Partnership- Santa Fe Community Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

What: A public presentation on the “Health Impact Assessment: Examining the Health Effects of IHS Underfunding on the Santa Fe Urban Indian Community”. Final report results and recommendations

When: January 27, 2017. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light food will be provided.

Where: Santa Fe Indian Center, 1420 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505, (Inside) The Center for Progress and Justice

(Next to the Broken Spoke bike repair shop & Across the from the  Santa Fe Indian School; parking available along Taos Street)

Why: Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) evaluate the impact of a public policy with the goal of promoting health, health equity, and social justice. This HIA Examined the impact of the underfunding of the Santa Fe Service Unit Indian Health Service Hospital on the inter-tribal community of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) in Santa Fe County. The report takes an indigenous world view of health and well-being as central to our HIA work as we offer perspective into the lives of Santa Fe’s AIAN community while addressing the wellness in every aspect of life: mind, body, spirit, and emotion. The team hopes the HIA will be a tool for tribal leaders and policy makers to make short and long term decisions that will impact the future health of the county’s American Indian and Alaska Native community. Through this research, the HIA team demonstrated the need for increased funding to the Indian Health Service to address significant health disparities in Santa Fe County’s AIAN population.

This report identifies present health disparities, current needs, and concerns; highlighting the voice of the community through personal narratives and strategic recommendations.

Contact: Emily Haozous, (505) 272-8568 or ehaozous@salud.unm.edu


January 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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