Welcome to AASWSW Close the Health Gap Grand Challenge website. We encourage you to learn more about our Grand Challenge Initiative below and join us in our effort for health equity among all disenfranchised people.
Our very own Dr. Mike Spencer had the privilege of attending the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, Aotearoa a few weeks back and his presentation was aired on public radio. Himself and a panel with two students from the University of Washington talk about integrating … Continue reading RADIO NEW ZEALAND (RNZ) INTERVIEW: INTEGRATING NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALING PRACTICES INTO PRIMARY CARE
Working on cutting-edge innovations, gaps in the health integration systems, or gaps in non-health care systems relating to the current health care transformations? Well, look no further! Health Affairs is publishing an issue in April of 2020, supported by the Kresge Foundation, including a range of peer-reviewed articles on a variety of health service programs. … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: “HEALTH AFFAIRS REQUEST FOR ABSTRACTS FOR UPCOMING ISSUE OF INTEGRATING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES”
The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) at the University of Washington works to support the inherent rights of indigenous peoples to achieve full and complete health, by collaborating in decolonizing research, knowledge building and sharing. Launched in 2007, IWRI marks a significant moment in the advancement of indigenous ways of knowing in health policies, practices, … Continue reading PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: INDIGENOUS WELLNESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE