Thursday, May 26, 2016

Warne receives national honor and delivers keynote address at leadership conference

Donald Warne, M.D., the chair of the Master of Public Health Program in the College of Health Professions at NDSU was keynote speaker at the National Council of Urban Indian Health Leadership Conference held May 12-13 in San Diego, California. Warne’s presentation was titled “Integrated health care practices from a cultural perspective.”
Dr. Warne also was recognized during the conference as a national honoree at the 2016 Pendleton Blanket Recognition Dinner. The National Council of Urban Indian Health “recognizes American Indian and Alaska Native health leaders and medical practitioners who exemplify effective use of culturally-grounded, strengths-based approaches and interventions, in collaboration with modern practices of health, education, and medicine, to improve the health and well-being of urban Indians,” according to the group’s announcement of the event.
The award acknowledges the importance of integrating traditional and culturally competent practices with overall health strategies to treat the whole person. Dr. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation from Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
In a release about the award, NCUIH said:  “He has a proven commitment to advancing American Indian and Alaska Native wellness through his advocacy for using science and ethics to improve Native public health; incorporating traditional holistic practices that treat the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual condition; and focusing more investment on preventive care to keep people healthy rather than waiting to treat them when they are sick.” 
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2016 NCUIH Leadership Conference's Key Note Speaker- Dr. Donald Warne.

Dr. Donald Warne presented the Keynote Address at this year’s National Council of Urban Indian Health Annual Leadership Conference in California. This is the introductory video used for the conference—the NDSU Department of Public Health’s Stefanie Meyer, Kylie Hall, and Andrea Huseth can be seen in the video as well! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dr. Warne's April travel wrap up

Another busy week for Dr. Donald Warne.  Presented “American Indian Health Equity in the Northern Plains” at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in Vermillion, SD on Monday.  Presented “Developing an Indigenous Health Workforce” at the 2016 Tribal Self-Governance Conference in Orlando, FL on Tuesday.  Participated in the Health Disparities Subcommittee to the Advisory Committee to the Director of the CDC in Atlanta, GA on Thursday.  NDSU was well-represented!