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TSSW Faculty Publish Book on Indigenous Health Equity and Wellness

Dr. Catherine McKinley and Dr. Charles Figley of TSSW have authored Indigenous Health Equity and Wellness along with Dr. Michael Spencer and Dr. Karina Walters of University of Washington School of Social Work.

The book focuses on promoting health equity and addressing health disparities among Indigenous peoples of the United States and associated Territories in the Pacific Islands and Caribbean. It provides an overview of the current state of health equity across social, physical, and mental health domains to provide a preliminary understanding of the state of Indigenous health equity. Part 1 of the book traces the promotive, protective, and risk factors related to Indigenous health equity. Part 2 reports promising pathways to achieving and transcending health equity through the description of interventions that address and promote wellness related to key outcomes.

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