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Ann Arbor MI 12-07-2017 12-07-2017 Ashley Tuomi: Native American Health

Native American Health

Ashley Tuomi, DHSc - A brief history lesson on eras that shaped the historical trauma present in Native Americans today & how historical trauma is being addressed to create health and wellness.

December 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
M1122 SPH II
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Sponsored by: PHAST (Public Health Action Support Team) and Public Health Practice
Contact Information: Brandie Ekpiken - bekpiken@umich.edu

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Ashley Tuomi, DHSc - Chief Executive Officer Ashley Tuomi is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon. She grew up in a military family traveling around the United States. When she returned to Oregon, she became very active with her tribe and participated in tribal royalty for seven years. This experience became the stepping stone to her career serving the health needs of the American Indian/Alaska Native population. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a nursing home. She then went on to get her Master of Health Policy and Administration from Washington State University. During the summer she interned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working with American Indian/Alaska Native grantees. She used this experience and completed her thesis on Secondary Prevention of Diabetes Complications in AI/AN members from the Eastern Band of Cherokee and tribes in Oklahoma. After school she began working at United American Indian Involvement in Los Angeles as the Associate Director of Health Services. Her experience included a national RPMS training for Urban Indian Clinics, quality improvement, policy revisions, grant writing, and program development. Ashley also served as the Executive Director for a tribal consortium clinic. Recently Ashley graduated from A.T Still University with a Doctorate in Health Sciences. Her manuscript was titled Dental Anxiety in American Indians and Alaska Natives Ashley is dedicated to improving the health of American Indians/ Alaska Natives and has a passion for serving the Urban Indian population. She welcomes the opportunity to meet other Natives around the country and to learn the culture and customs of other tribes.