The Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP, nay-chip) began in 2012 within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health with a mission partly to increase the amount of Native students pursuing health careers. Additionally, NACHP works to inform and share information about Wisconsin tribal communities with health care professionals and programs since tribal members live across the state. During this presentation, learn how the history of tribes in the United States and Wisconsin is complex, yet critical in understanding the health of tribal communities and why this is important in health equity work.
The history of tribes in the United States and Wisconsin is complex, yet critical in understanding the health of tribal communities. Join staff from the Native American Center for Health Professions at UW School of Medicine and Public Health for an overview of Wisconsin tribes and why this is important in health equity work.
- Understand Wisconsin's tribal history,
- Understand tribal governance,
- Connect tribal history and health,
- And discover practical ways to partner and work effectively with and in a tribal community.
Danielle Yancey serves as NACHP's director. She was raised on the Menominee Indian reservation in north-central Wisconsin and is a graduate of UW-Madison. Her studies include bachelor of arts degrees in social welfare and women’s studies, master of science in urban and regional planning, and a graduate certificate in sustainability leadership.
Yancey has many years’ experience serving tribal communities in pre-college programming, intergovernmental affairs, and community and economic development. She joins the Native American Center for Health Professions from UW Health, where she served as a Career Pathways coordinator supporting health care career exploration for youth and workforce development pathways into health care professions. She looks forward to bringing her experience and background to NACHP.
Melissa Metoxen is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. She serves as NACHP’s community and academic support coordinator and has been in this role since the inception of NACHP in 2012. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from UW-Madison. She also holds a master of science degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from UW-Madison's School of Education. She has worked for nearly 10 years on ensuring American Indian students have access and support to pursue higher education. She also focuses on student growth and leadership development with American Indian students at the pre-college and college level. Additionally, she continues to work with tribal communities across the state in developing partnerships and bring more visibility to the university of our Wisconsin tribal communities and the impact they have on the state. She also currently serves as Co-PI on the Indians into Medicine (INMED) grant that NACHP received from Indian Health Service.
This webinar is worth 1 CPE Hour