Public-Policy Conversations: Native American Health Care — Challenges and Opportunities

April 26 - 5:30PM - 8:00PM
One Alumni Place, 650 N. Lake Street, Madison, WI 53706. Please enter through Alumni Park
Cost: Free

Examining the health care issues facing indigenous communities today provides a window into the wider health care crisis in the U.S.

Join us for this conversation featuring Native American health care experts.

The discussion will focus on the current state of health care for indigenous communities and the issues that are affecting services and delivery. Find out what the future holds for Native American communities, and ask questions of the expert panel.

The panel will include:

  • Gary Besaw MS’95, Immediate Past Chair, Menominee Nation
  • Michelle Johnson-Jennings PhD’10, Indigenous Studies Department, University of Saskatchewan
  • Derek Jennings PhD’11, College of Medicine, the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • Kiana Beaudin ’10, physician assistant with Ho-Chunk House of Wellness
  • Moderated by Danielle Yancey, Director of the Native American Center for Health Professionals at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the state of Native American health care policy.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register by April 25.

Questions? Contact Alyssa Birkeland at or 608-308-5115.

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