Using Indigenous Healing Practices to Eliminate Health Disparities

By Elizabeth McGrady.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Eliminating health disparities remains a significant challenge. Incorporating individual and familial belief systems in the form of indigenous healing practices increases use of the health system by culturally diverse populations.

Keywords: Eliminating Health Disparities Indigenous Healing Practices, Health Professional Education, Integrative Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.45-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 852.703KB).

Dr Elizabeth McGrady

My name is Elizabeth McGrady, PhD, FACHE. I received my PhD in community health from the University of Tennessee and have a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Tulane University, and a Master's of Education and Bachelor's of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Florida. I have worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years as a clinician, program manager, executive, educator, and consultant. I am a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as the national chair of the ethics committee. I am also a Certified Health Education Specialist. I have published and presented on various topics, most notably adoption of complementary and alternative medicine and am a proponent of lifelong education and maximizing individual success.


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