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The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare

This is a reminder that the Office for Equity and Diversity's next Critical Conversation, The Price of Healing:  Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare, will take place Friday, March 27 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. in the Givens Conference Room, Andersen Library. This conversation examines healthcare research and treatment disparities while also exploring cultural knowledge and practices that communities use to maintain health. One’s view about health can be influenced by race, ethnicity, sexuality, socio-economic status, gender, spirituality and other factors. How do our cultural lenses and experiences affect how we think about health and health care? Historically, how have health care professionals and providers delivered treatment to diverse individuals and groups? What groups have been considered “normative” for research about disease prevention and treatment? What can be learned from various cultures that may improve health and wellness in the US?

Panelists:  Elder Atum Attazir, Executive Director, Cultural Wellness Center, Minneapolis; Dylan Flunker, Policy and Community Organizing Coordinator, Rainbow Health Initiative; Rhonda Jones-Webb, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Epidemiology; Patina Park, Cheyenne River Lakota and Director, Minnesota American Indian Women’s Resource Center.  Moderator:  Doneka Scott, Assistant Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota.

Remember that live streaming of this Conversation - and archived recordings of previous Conversations - are available via the Critical Conversations website: