Education and Consultation

To educate and consult with prospective health and education providers, facilities and other community stakeholders regarding integrating culture into all professional practices.

Elders & Clinicians Gatherings

Meetings in which clinicians listen to and learn from the insights, experience and concerns of elders.

Rooted in the Mountains

A collaboration between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Center for Native Health and WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences Rooted in the Mountains is an interdisciplinary forum where ethnography, literature, art, music and native and western science are center stage. Topics range from native heart disease and diabetes prevention, climate change and nature’s resilience, the cultural significance of water, food sovereignty issues and healthy lifestyles.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Center for Native Health is helping structure dialogue with the ATC around land acknowledgement as they seek to foster relationships with indigenous communities 

Certificate in Native Health

The Culturally-Based Native Health Program provides a new approach to training for health professionals serving Native peoples, grounded in tribal community and integrated into the core of Western Carolina University

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