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February 20, 2025 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Presenter(s): Cynthia E. Guzmán, PhD, MSCP, Anthony Fleg, MD, MPH, and Andre Peri, PhD

Skill Level: Beginners

Description: Integrated care settings excel with the collaboration of ambassadors such as peer support workers, community health workers, and cultural healers. The presenters will focus on the role of these partners, identifying which partner you would refer to for various needs while keeping in mind important considerations for engagement when working together for a patient. The presenters will then discuss how this ambassador partnership honors indigenous values and review case studies where the partnership led to improved health outcomes for the patient.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to

  • Examine the roles of different community partners such as peer support workers, community health workers, and cultural healers.
  • Identify methods in which to refer the patient to the best community partner for their needs.
  • Determine how engaging with integrated care ambassadors honors indigenous values.