Innovative Alliances: Rethinking Global Health and Sustainability through Unconventional Partnerships

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This insightful panel will discuss forging partnerships for community-based solutions to advance health equity. The shared vision and values of the community will be emphasized, empowering individuals to shape outcomes actively. The importance of diverse collaboration will be underscored, including collaborations with public health agencies, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and businesses.

Featured speakers:

  • Ken Brown, Tippie Children Professor of Management, UI Tippie College of Business
  • Deb Dunkhase, adjunct instructor, UI Tippie College of Business
  • Laura Ell, general manager, Jungle Bay in Dominica
  • Jake Kunder, PhD candidate; Department of Soil, Water, and Climate; University of Minnesota
  • Steve Shriver, CEO, Eco-Lips

This event is part of the International Programs Major Project, Sacred Threads: Spirituality, Health, and Collaborative Partnerships for Health in Indigenous Communities, which brings to campus Lorenzo Sanford, the youngest elected chief in the history of the Kalinago people in Dominica. As the last community in the Caribbean claiming direct descent from the indigenous Kalinago, this event series discusses spirituality and healing and the preservation and revitalization of the rich cultural heritage of this ancient tribe.

This Major Project provides a unique platform to celebrate Indigenous leadership, discuss spirituality and healing, cultural preservation, and strategize for community-based health solutions that foster equity and well-being. Join us in embracing the spirit of collaboration and empowerment as we work towards a healthier and more equitable future for the Kalinago Tribe and beyond.

Go here for the full schedule of events.

This visit is hosted by International Programs and organized by Jeanine Abrons, UI College of Pharmacy.

Through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, International Programs' Major Projects Award promotes important contributions to scholarly debates and exchanges on international topics, issues, discoveries, and arts.

Thursday, April 25, 2024 12:15pm to 1:45pm
College of Pharmacy Building
110 A & B
180 South Grand Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52242
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