Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC) and Navajo Nation

Join us for a robust conversation with Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson '94 MPH, '00 MD, and Karen Green '78 from YASC to learn more about the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation has approximately 417,671 members and is the most populous tribe in the United States. Although approximately 173,637 members reside in Diné Bikéyah or Navajoland, a more than equal number of members reside in bordering towns, as well as urban and other areas around the U.S. Consisting of  more than 27,000 square miles in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado, the Navajo Nation land base is the largest Native American reservation in the U.S.  It's land base is greater than the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont combined and larger than 10 states. 

During this session, Dr. Henderson, who was the first American Indian woman to graduate from Yale School of Medicine, will discuss health policy and advocacy, the impact these health policies are having on the Navajo Nation, and the role traditional healers are playing in the development of these health policies. We will also discuss the potential to organize a YASC service program in the future, which builds on the visit by the YASC Advisory Board to the Navajo Nation in June 2023. Karen will moderate the discussion.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Navajo Nation, ask questions, and get involved.

This event will be recorded.

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July 20, 2024

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