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Community Reads

Community Reads are partnerships between Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Office of Health Equity. Diversity & Inclusion (UHealth OHEDI).

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Racism: History and Impact on the Health and Well-Being of American Indian Communities

Facilitator:  Franci Taylor, American Indian Resource Center (AIRC)

November 2, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

 @ NOON via Zoom

Welcome to our November 2020 session of Community Read! We're excited to start virtually meeting with you. We'll have different reading and media material for each session,feel free to join in whenever you are able! Sessions qualify for attendance credit for Nursing and Dental faculty as well as CME credit.

Discussion Leader:  Franci Taylor, American Indian Resource Center

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SCHEDULE

Monday, November 02, 2020 – Ramifications of Historical Health Disparities in the AI/AN Community 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – COVID-19 in American Indian Communities  

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – MMIP and Violence in American Indian Communities

Tuesday, November 24, 2020The Real History of Thanksgiving

 

University of Utah Land Acknowledgement

In October 2020, the University of Utah officially launched its Indigenous Land Acknowledgment. The statement recognizes and honors the fact that the university is located on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute tribes; the state of Utah is home to eight distinct tribal nations.  The Native American Land Use Committee worked for about a year to develop the statement, which is intended to be used campus wide.

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WEEK 1 (Mon, Nov 2th) -- Ramifications of Historical Health Disparities in the AI/AN Community

PRIMARY READINGS:

 

ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE HEALTH:


WEEK 2 (Tues, Nov 10th): COVID-19 in American Indian Communities

 

PRIMARY READINGS: 

  • CDC Releases Study Showing American Indians and Alaska Natives are Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study that specifically examines how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). CDC found that in 23 selected states, the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among AI/AN was 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic whites. An early release of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examines COVID-19 among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Limited data are available to quantify the disparity in COVID-19 incidence, severity, and outcomes among AI/AN persons compared with those among other racial/ethnic groups.   Full MMWR release, click here.   To read the National Indian Health Board's library of correspondence with the CDC and other federal agencies, click here.  

  • The Challenge of COVID-19 and American Indian Healthhttps://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2020/challenge-covid-19-and-american-indian-health

 

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WEEK 3 (Tues, Nov 17th):  MMIP and Violence in American Indian Communities

 

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WEEK 4 (Tues, Nov 24th): The Real History of Thanksgiving

 

PRIMARY READINGS:

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHING THE REAL STORY:

 

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