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Health Disparities and Challenges when Providing Healthcare in Indian Country

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Friday, September 8, 2023

12-1 pm MST | 2-3 pm CDT

Phoenix Health Sciences Campus - Ballrooms A/B (lunch provided)

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Open to all Creighton health sciences professionals and learners.

 

Indian Health Service (IHS) is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. Their mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of all they serve, to the highest level, with a vision of healthy communities and quality healthcare systems. They accomplish this in part through forming strong partnerships and creating culturally responsive practices.

Join us in person or virtually to discuss important context to healthcare for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Arizona and Nebraska.

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Michael D. Weahkee, MBA
Director | Indian Health Service

Rear Adm. Michael Weahkee, an enrolled member of the Zuni Tribe, is the 10th Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The IHS is the principal federal healthcare advocate and provider of health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. As Director, Weahkee administers a nationwide healthcare delivery program that is responsible for providing preventive, curative, and community health to over 2.5 million patients in hospitals, clinics, and other settings throughout the United States. Weahkee previously served as the CEO for the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, the largest federally-operated facility in IHS. He has also served in a variety of roles at IHS headquarters, including Executive Officer for the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Director of the Management Policy and Internal Control Staff Office, and as the Deputy Director for personnel functions in the Office of Management Services.

 

Questions? Contact jessicaseaman@creighton.edu

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Friday, September 8 2023 – 12:00 to 1:00PM
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Phoenix Health Sciences Campus - Ballrooms A/B or Online via Zoom
3100 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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