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

March 27, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Part of the Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series

What: The Price of Healing: Diversity Issues in Wellness, Health and Healthcare
When: Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120)

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About the program

The United States spends the greatest amount of GDP on health care per capita among the “most advanced” countries yet ranks 46th in the world regarding “most efficient” healthcare (Bloomberg, 2013).

This conversation examines health care 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 U.S.?


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 Interim Director, Minnesota American Indian Women’s Resource Center. Moderator: Doneka Scott, Assistant Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota.

About the series

The Critical Conversations series is sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity and co-sponsored by the University Libraries. These conversations are open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members, and do not require a reservation.


March 27, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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