The PNC-MLA Diversity Committee invites you to an upcoming webinar as part of the new Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series.
Increasing Environmental Health Literacy in a Native American Community (or "Guardians of the Living Water")
Who: Dr. Vanessa Simonds
When: October 28, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
What: 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 webinar series is a collaboration between NNLM Region 5 and PNC-MLA. This series features expert guest speakers presenting on topics pertaining to health equity and diversity. The PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity Speaker Series will be scheduled intermittently; please check the NNLM Regional Classes training schedule website for upcoming webinar sessions.