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Harvard Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

Harvard Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy is a one-year, full-time, academic degree-granting program at Harvard University designed to create physician leaders who will pursue careers in health policy, public service, and academia. An optional second year of practicum experience to supplement the fellows' academic and leadership development training at Harvard with practical experience creating high performance health care for vulnerable populations is also available.

The Fellowship is designed to prepare physician leaders who will, over time, improve the capacity of the health care system to

promote policies and practices that improve minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations' access to high-quality care.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2012

Find more information about the Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy online.


RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program Call for Applications

RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program Call for Applications

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of healt

h science, policy and politics in Washington D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

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Deadline: November 7, 2012

Application Deadline: November 14, 2012

Award Amount: Up to $165,000 in salary and fringe benefits

Find more information about the RWJF Health Policy Fellows program online.


UW Native American Student Day 2012

Dear Outreach Supporters


The University of Washington (UW) Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity cordially invites your students to participate in the Annual Native American Student Day(NASD) Conference. NASD will be held at the University of Washington-Seattle Campus on Friday, November 2nd, 2012.


Native American Student Day is a FREE one-day conference for American Indian/Alaska Native high school seniors who are interested in attending the University of Washington-Seattle. NASD was created to encourage American Indian/Alaska Native students to pursue higher education, as well as give them a closer view of the UW through the eyes of academic excellence and diversity enhancement. Participants will have the opportunity to meet future classmates, learn about campus programs, and discover the diversity and unity that exists within the UW community. They will participate in writing and application workshops, cultural activities and get a chance to experience life as a future Husky!


We ask that you inform students (as well as counselors/teachers/advisors) of this wonderful opportunity to experience the UW. Please encourage your students to respond as soon as possible, as participation in this conference will be based on a “first-come, first-serve” eligibility and availability basis.  We will cover lodging costs for students travelling from over 50+ miles away. We will also cover lodging for up to TWO chaperones driving the students. Additional chaperones will need to cover own lodging expenses. Please note that priority will be given to students with a 2.5 or higher GPA. The application is available online, and due no later than Monday, October 22, 2012.


For more information about the Native American Student Day Conference, please visit the Recruitment & Outreach website:


2012 NASD Application:



Thank you for your support in our collaborative endeavor to encourage students to pursue higher education.




Tommy Segundo (Haida/Katzie)

University of Washington

Native American/Alaska Native Recruitment Coordinator

Outreach & Admissions Counselor

364 Schmitz Hall

Box 355845

O: 206-685-3022

F: 206-685-5361

UWTV debuts new film series Voices of the First Peoples

UWTV debuts new film series Voices of the First Peoples
The eight-part series spotlights American Indian culture and stories
SEATTLE —What kind of stories do American Indians want to tell? If the films and documentaries created in recent years are any indication, the answers are unquestionably heartbreaking, inspirational, political and eye-opening. These stories are all part of a new film series on UWTV, Voices of the First Peoples, showing the culture, struggles and heritage of Native people from across North America.
The film series includes feature-length documentary films that have won acclaim at international film festivals, including the award-winning March Point, which highlights treaty issues facing the Pacific Northwest’s Swinomish tribe, told through the eyes of its younger generation; and Trudell, which chronicles the life of American Indian activist, John Trudell.
The series was produced in collaboration with the University of Washington’s Department of American Indian Studies. Voices of the First Peoples is hosted by filmmaker and UW Professor Daniel Hart, and UW Assistant Professor Charlotte Cote’. Hart is co-Director of the long-running indigenous film program, Native Voices, within the Department of American Indian Studies. Many of these student-produced films from Native Voices air as part of the new series, includingFrybread Babies by Steffany Suttle, Half of Anything by Jonathan Tomhave, and American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity by Alicia Woods.
The series can be watched exclusively on UWTV channel 27, Sunday nights at 7 p.m., or online via simulcast at New episodes of the eight-part series will premiere each week. Find out more about the series and upcoming films at
About UWTV
A service of the University of Washington, UWTV is a multi-platform media organization connecting the region and the world to the University of Washington on air, online and via mobile devices. Learn more at
Communications & Marketing Specialist
UWTV – University of Washington

Remembering the Songs at the Burke Museum UW

he Burke Museum hosts a special film screening with Gary Stroutsos on Saturday, September 29. Please feel free to share with others who may be interested in attending. We hope you can join us!


Remembering the Songs: Music Traditions from the Zuni, Navajo, and Salish

Burke Museum

Saturday, September 29, 2 pm

Free with museum admission

Join world flute artist and storyteller, Gary Stroutsos, for a tribute to the tradition of song and story in the Zuni, Navajo, and Salish cultures. The event will include a showing of Remembering the Songs, a 30-minute film featuring interviews with Fernando Cellicion, Paul Thompson, and Lucy Vanderburg; who offer a glimpse of the music makers of the Dine, Zuni, and Salish Communities. Also join Gary as he shares time honored songs on his traditional American Indian made flutes. Q&A will follow the presentation.



This presentation was made possible by Julie Cajune from the Heartlines Center for American Indian Policy and Applied Research at Salish Kootenai College, and the WK Kellogg Foundation.


Thank you,


Andrea Godinez (Barber)

Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

University of Washington | Box 353010

Seattle, WA  98195-3010

Tel: 206-616-7538 | Fax: 206-616-1274

The Washington State Museum since 1899


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Diabetes Fact Sheet and news from IHS on Diabetes

Special Diabetes Program for Indians: Fighting Diabetes in Urban AI/AN Communities Fact Sheet from UIHI

The Urban Indian Health Institute recently developed a fact sheet describing the impact of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) on Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) and sharing findings from 10 years of Diabetes Audit data across the UIHOs. Since the inception of the SDPI, urban AI/ANs have experienced marked improvements in important diabetes outcomes like blood sugar control and cholesterol levels. SDPI is needed for urban AI/AN communities to continue to make clinical improvements and increase access to quality and culturally appropriate diabetes care.


Find the SDPI Fact Sheet online on the UIHI website.


New IHS Division of Diabetes Resources


This month, the IHS Division of Diabetes highlights National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with new resources and educational materials for health care providers. These resources can be found on the Printable Materials page and include Youth Diabetes Prevention Posters, the My Native Plate Tip Sheet, and My Blood Sugar Goals Sheet. Find more materials on the Division of Diabetes website.

Today Presentation on Cherokee Language applications for mobile technology

Good morning.

The Indigenous Information Research Group at the University of Washington Information School invites you to a lecture by Cherokee Nation Language Preservationist Roy Boney, Jr. on the design and development of Cherokee language applications for mobile technologies. Roy has worked with Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and the Unicode Consortium to develop applications. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is currently sponsoring a program to provide iPads loaded with Cherokee language apps to Cherokee language learners through the tribal libraries and community centers.

What: Roy Boney, Jr.: “Cherokee Language Technology: The Syllabary and the Nation’s History of Technological Adoption”
When: Thursday, 9/27, 1:00-2:30 pm
Where: Roosevelt Commons Building, 4311 11th Ave NE, (corner of 11th and 43rd), 4rth Floor, Rm. 416

For more information, please contact Marisa E Duarte at

The Indigenous Information Research Group (IIRG)

Cherokee Lang Tech