“Resilient indigenous youth make good choices and stay focused on a positive path even in the face of adversity,” says Dr. Nicolette Teufel-Shone. Dr. Teufel-Shone has worked with American Indian communities in the Southwest for more than 25 years, supporting community capacity to address chronic disease prevention and to leverage local assets to build sustainable approaches to health equity. She is co-director of CAIR, a National Institutes of Health-funded Exploratory Center of Excellence that involves collaboration between Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Diné College, and tribal communities of Arizona. CAIR supports research, community engagement and education and training with Native communities and students.
Dr. Teufel-Shone will be giving a free public lecture, “American Indian Community Assets and Health Promotion”, on Monday, October 10, at 3:00 in NAU’s Native American Cultural Center. Join us for the lecture, and a reception which will follow.