The Indian Health Service has created two new healthcare facilities: Kayenta Health Center and Fort Yuma Health Care Center. Both facilities prioritize preventative care, contradicting the perceived hierarchy of inpatient care over outpatient and therapy services. Instead, each facility emphasizes cultural traditions and puts wellness first. This session will demonstrate how evidence-based design, a cultural understanding of wellness, and state-of-the-art health care can intersect to improve patient outcomes and support IHS’s proactive mission.
Describe Indian Health Service’s health care initiative.
Evaluate how services are accommodated in each facility and how they are improving outcomes.
Assess how each facility responds to the culture of the tribes served.
Explore ancient healthcare and wellness traditions and how they coincide with current thinking about wellness.