The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will host the sixth annual Pathways Into Health National Conference Oct. 10-12 at the Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City, S.D.
Pathways Into Health is a grassroots collaboration of organizations and individuals whose focus is on increasing the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives trained as physicians, nurses and in other health care-related fields as a means of addressing the health and health care disparities that occur in these populations.
This year’s conference, “Achieving Excellence, Harmony, and Balance: Communities Integrating Tradition and Translation,” will feature sessions and panels dealing with different aspects of Native American and Alaskan Native healthcare.
Keynote presentations will be given by Don Warne from North Dakota State University’s Master of Public Health program, Martin Brokenleg on his “Circle of Courage Model” and Larry Roberts on “Elders & Eldering =
Reflections and Purpose.