It is when individuals provide the human-to-human element of wanting to serve others. Love is the foundation and primary funding source of the Native Health Initiative.
The Native Health Initiative (NHI) is achieving health equity through Loving Service (the human-to-human element of wanting to serve others) with Indigenous Communities.
NHI is a community-driven partnership working toward health equity through Loving Service. We value the Indigenous wisdom and knowledge of our communities.
NHI operates on four, community-generated principles:
1. Educating future health care providers on the health inequities facing Indigenous communities, promoting cultural sensitivity;
2. Providing concrete and fostering sustainable community-driven health projects;
3. Supporting students and host communities to engage in meaningful cultural exchange; and
4. Empowering Indigenous youth through mentoring and leadership capacity building
“We know our project made a big difference in our community because people had the positivity to encourage and support our event.” – May the 4thBe with Youth Event, Youth Leader
“Running Medicine has given my family life again.” - Danielle Kie
“Community Asset Mapping has helped me be a positive supervisor toward my staff.” – Navajo workshop participant
This video was made and edited by our NHI Interns! It was recently accepted into the American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Film Festival! Congratulations!