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TREE Center News
June 2018
Igniting Scholarship and Social Action through the Power of Story
Narratives are stories that string together events to construct meaning and establish discourse about who we are as a people. The power of story is to heal, to define who we are from resilience, strength and to retell our legacies of hope and bridge our ancestors with our lives today as we prepare the next generation to aspire to liberation and transformation .

Gratitude for the scholarly contributions and service of Victoria Sanchez, PhD.
Dr. Victoria Sanchez, Associate Professor in the College of Population Health is leaving the TREE Center as co-Director of the Community Engagement and Dissemination Core (CEDC) and moving onto other exciting ventures.

TREE Center: Implementation Science Workshop
Monday, June 18 | 9am - 4pm
UNM West

This workshop introduces Implementation Science (IS) in health disparities and public health research. Topics covered include the research to practice gap, IS theory, conceptual models and frameworks, and research designs (e.g., mixed-method and effectiveness-implementation hybrid). The workshop will attend to stakeholder engagement and participation and use of multi-level implementation strategies, using examples of IS projects in New Mexico communities to illustrate IS pragmatics. Participants will be encouraged to share and troubleshoot ideas for IS research and funding proposals, with suggestions provided by experienced IS grant.
TREE Center Implementation Science Workshop
UNM West

06/18/18 9:00am - 06/18/18 4:00pm

This workshop introduces Implementation Science (IS) in health disparities and public health research.
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Events and Resources
Native American Behavioral Health Summit:
"Our Communities - Our Strength" | June 19, 2018
On behalf of Suzette A. Shije, Secretary, New Mexico Indian Affairs Department & Behavioral Health Planning Council invite you to the Native American Subcommittee 2018 Behavioral Health Summit. The summit is a platform to build capacity of communities and provide the information , skills, support, connections and build strong relationships within our community members and friends.
Click here to register.

African Americans and Latinos are more likely to be at risk for depression than Whites.
A new study published in the May 2018 issue of  Preventive Medicine  shows that African Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to experience serious depression than Whites, but chronic stress does not seem to explain these differences. Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) was the senior author of the study, which also found that African Americans and Latinos were more likely to have higher levels of chronic stress and more unhealthy behaviors. NIMHD is part of the National Institutes of Health.
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