Community Health Outreach: Planning New Directions: A DTS Approach to Healthcare Acquisition & Information

Research shows Native Americans continue to fall far behind all other ethnic groups in King County, Washington, with regards to health care disparities. Poor outcome indicators, in high rates of heart disease, diabetes, mental health, and violence, are among signicant consequences. Among a short list of prioritized new directions, three planning goals define our approach to providing health awareness and the acquisition to health care resources. Launch a community public relations campaign designed to reach out and recruit health care professionals, willing to join our online network of providers and agree to facilitate annually scheduled heath care and healthy living learning retreats at the Longhouse before an audience of Duwamish Natives, other Native Americans, and 125. Create a new design for the website with component menus that compile a roadmap of health and wellness information and resources. Mobilize staff and volunteers to organize and schedule three all afternoon health and wellness care learning retreats at the Duwamish Longhouse Cultural Center.

Project Details

Organization Name

Duwamish Tribal Services

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Federal government agency
Project Lead

Dr. Jeffrey Perkins Jr., BS, MPA, Ph.D.

Start Date
October 1, 2018
End Date
August 31, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public