Research shows Native Americans continue to fall far behind all other ethnic groups in King County, Washington, with regards to health care disparities. Poor outcome indicators, in high rates of heart disease, diabetes, mental health, and violence, are among signicant consequences. Among a short list of prioritized new directions, three planning goals define our approach to providing health awareness and the acquisition to health care resources. Launch a community public relations campaign designed to reach out and recruit health care professionals, willing to join our online network of providers and agree to facilitate annually scheduled heath care and healthy living learning retreats at the Longhouse before an audience of Duwamish Natives, other Native Americans, and 125. Create a new design for the website with component menus that compile a roadmap of health and wellness information and resources. Mobilize staff and volunteers to organize and schedule three all afternoon health and wellness care learning retreats at the Duwamish Longhouse Cultural Center.
Duwamish Tribal Services
Dr. Jeffrey Perkins Jr., BS, MPA, Ph.D.