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The Alliance Conversation Series
Breaking Barriers for Native Americans Seeking Health Care and Organ Transplants

Presented on: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Deepen your understanding of the social and health effects of colonization and historical trauma on Indigenous health. Discussion of past and present-day barriers to health equity for Indigenous people, and how this translates to transplantation disparities consistently seen in this demographic.

Added Learning Opportunity (optional) We encourage you to continue with us for an optional 30-minute Breakout Session that will take place following this session at 3pm ET/2pm CT/ 1pm MT/12 pm PT. These breakout discussions will serve as a value opportunity to connect with your peers in the community in small, collaborative groups and apply lessons learned from the general session. Following the breakout session, we will reconvene with our speakers to share key insights and strategies identified.

BREAKOUT DISCUSSION: The breakout sessions will provide participants an opportunity to engage in a deeper discussion about

  • Understand colonization’s impact on Indigenous communities and its perpetuation of social and health disparities
  • Learn the barriers to transplantation for Indigenous people
  • Recognize the scope of historical trauma and grief in Indigenous communities
  • Observe the strength and resilience of Indigenous cultures
Thomas Wyatt 2020
Thomas Wyatt
Senior Medical Director, Emergency Services
Hennepin County Medical Center
Nicole Salaam 2021
Nichole Salaam
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Transplant Center Professionals, Organ Procurement Organization Professionals, Quality Improvement Professionals and Leadership, OPO and Transplant Center Leadership, Directors, Managers, Clinicians, Front-line staff and Individuals interested in improving relationships between OPO and Transplant programs.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits are no longer available for this learning opportunity.

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