A collaborative effort between the Bureau of HIV/AIDS, Prevention Section and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – Florida Department of Health. The Shawl Circle – Hoktvke Yekce. Main Goals:
A collaborative effort between the Bureau of HIV/AIDS, Prevention Section and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – Florida Department of Health
What is it?
What is the time frame?
How did it begin–the Community Assessments
Identification of Community Health Advocates (CHAs)
Featured: Brandi Yant, Wendy Johns, Deborah Hinote, Pat Easterwood, Shannon Welch, Raven Stanley, Darlene Belanger, Elaine McClure, Mollie McLeod, Debbie Bush
January 22-23, 2010
Training for the Community Health Advocates (CHAs)
Presentation of shawls, certificates, and rolling kits to each Community Health Advocate (CHA) at the completion of the conference/training.
Program Goals- Year One
Shawl Circle Classes
Adaptability of the Project:
It can be implemented with minimal costs
It has community support
Featured: Sandy DuBose White Sage Woman, Mara Michniewicz, Karen Simons, Wendy Johns Four Dogs, Elaine McClure Big Bear, Raven Stanley
On July 9, the Florida Department of Health held a day of tribal dialogue. American Indian leaders were invited to Tallahassee, regardless of federal-recognition status, where they all had an opportunity to speak directly with the Surgeon General and the Deputy Secretary for Health. This event was a direct result of being in the communities through work with the Shawl Circle.
During the tribal dialogue, the American Indians expressed anger, frustration and hope for a better working relationship with the Department.
Karen L. Simons
Special Projects Coordinator
Bureau of HIV/AIDS, Prevention Section
Florida Department of Health
(850) 245-4444, ext. 2625