Increasing Environmental Health Literacy in a Native American Community (or "Guardians of the Living Water")
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Dr. Vanessa Simonds will share her community-based participatory research, education, and outreach with Apsáalooke (Crow) tribal youth in order to increase their health literacy. Her project, developed in collaboration with Apsáalooke community members, developed and piloted an intervention to increase children's water-related environmental health literacy skills and to transfer that knowledge to others in their schools, families, and communities. This project was unique because existing and past interventions for mitigating environmental risks on tribal lands have focused primarily on educating the community through the adult population.

This class is part of the PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series.

  1. Recognize health inequities in Indigenous communities and learn about strategies for increasing health literacy in Crow youth through community-based participatory research, education, and outreach efforts.
  2. Apply the recommended resources to continue educating yourself, your peers, and the healthcare community on health equity, cultural competence, and social justice issues in Indigenous communities.
  3. Identify National Library of Medicine and Medical Library Association resources to use to find additional information on relevant topics.


Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): October 28, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 1.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by Region 5.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Nancy Shin
Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown

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