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COVID-19 and Health Equity: How an Indigenous Value Helped Slow the Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 and Health Equity: How an Indigenous Value Helped Slow the Spread of COVID-19

We know that community connectedness is an important part of preventing sexual assault and abuse — but it’s also crucial for preventing all public health issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the fourth episode of our COVID-19 and Health Equity series, we explore how Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado embraced the Navajo value of K’é, which emphasizes kinship and community, as part of their plan to slow the spread of COVID-19. Listen as we talk with Ally Gee, a senior Public Health Major at Fort Lewis College; Dr. Sara Newman, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Fort Lewis College; and Tom Stritikus, President of Fort Lewis College, about how drawing on community values is key to prevention.

Participants

  • Megan Thomas, NSVRC Communications Specialist
  • Ally Gee, Senior Public Health Major at Fort Lewis College
  • Dr. Sara Newman, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Fort Lewis College
  • Tom Stritikus, President of Fort Lewis College

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C-4