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Yakama Nation Event - Greater Health Now

Yakama Nation Event

Brissa Perez, Community & Tribal Engagement Specialist at Greater Health Now, had the opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Trauma Informed Care Conference hosted by Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Services (YNBHS). This was a three-day interactive conference with various breakout sessions, speakers from other nation tribes, and networking opportunities. The intent of this conference is to raise awareness on historical trauma, trauma informed care, and to share wellness and healing methods to all community members and providers who serve Native American/ Alaskan Native Communities. Brissa happens to work closely with Katherine Saluskin, Program Manager at YNBHS, as she serves as the Local Health Improvement Network leader for the Yakama Nation. The Local Health Improvement Network program was created by Greater Health Now to strategically address the social determinants of health (factors that impact one’s health outside of traditional healthcare) within the Greater Columbia region.

YNBHS had not had the opportunity to host this conference in person in the last two years. The current social determinants of health focused in the Yakama Nation are suicide, COVID-19, behavioral health, substance use, and housing.

Come see us at these upcoming events:

  • Summit of Hope, Renewal, and Self-Compassion hosted by KEY Connection and sponsored by Greater Health Now. The conference is ideal for those working with youth and children. The event will be held at Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, Washington on August 18th from 8:30am-3:30pm.
  • Valley Vista Health Fair hosted by Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic. The health fair is to celebrate better health with our community. Their event will feature health screenings, sports physicals, immunizations, nutrition information and services, games, and free food! Bring the whole family and discover how their clinic can help improve your health. The event will be held in Prosser on August 24th from 2-6pm.