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 Native Hawaiian health practices into primary care based on Dr. Spencer’s work in Waimanalo. If you would like to hear the presentation, listen here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/teahikaa/audio/2018703876/naisa-panel-discussions-integrating-native-hawaiian-healing-practises-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. The focus is on the barriers that are inhibiting closing the gap of health equity . You can find out more about the requirements to publish through their website, https://www.healthaffairs.org/request-for-abstracts/2020_integrating_health_social_services.