Native Americans face some of the worst health outcomes of any population in the United States. Lack of healthcare access and quality care, combined with disproportionate poverty, inadequate education, and discrimination function together to cripple the well being of Native American communities. We challenge you to join us and learn more about these issues.
On Monday, January 30th at 5:30 PM, at Chilcott auditorium, please join the Dartmouth Native American Program and Beyond the Books at the Geisel School of Medicine for a screening and discussion of “Walking into the Unknown”, which traces the “intimate journey of a middle aged American Indian male through the health care system as he gains a deeper understanding of himself and the health risks he faces.”
A short discussion immediately after the film will be led by Shawn O’Leary, the Director of the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement at the Geisel School of Medicine, who has had extensive experience working with Native American populations, including serving previously as assistant director of the Native American Program at the University of Maine, and leading the Indian Health Service trip annually at Geisel.
After the discussion, dinner will be served at the Native American House on the undergraduate campus (35 N Main St, Hanover, NH). Please join us for delicious food and further conversation with students regarding Native American Health.