Series B: Thursday 11:30 a.m. B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

How Policies can Create Disparities for Native Women and Women of Color

A health equity lens on violence against women highlights how policies and practices (structural racism) have created health disparities. Native communities and communities of color experience violence against women at significantly higher rates and have significant health-related disparities with devastating effects on otherwise vibrant communities. Facilitators will use a highly interactive "timeline" activity to familiarize participants with the historical context of racism and sexism in our communities. Using tools like the Spectrum of Prevention provide a public health framework for the primary prevention of sexual violence, domestic violence, and sex trafficking and can create a more equitable and safe future.

Presenters

Sarah Curtiss, Mending the Sacred Hoop  
Ed Heisler, Men As Peacemakers  
Blair Moses, Men As Peacemakers  

In This Theme: Creating Healthy Futures for Tribal Nations

A4   Minnesota Indian Nations: Government-to-Government Relationships
B4   How Policies can Create Disparities for Native Women and Women of Color
C4   Family Spirit: A Culturally-Specific Approach to Family Home Visiting for American Indian Communities