The Last Wilderness: Hospital Development in Alaska

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Event Dates: 
July 3, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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Presentation Summary:

This presentation will cover the obstacles faced in hospital and community development in Alaska. We will review and outline the size and subsequent challenges in reaching and educating the more rural areas of this state. We will discusses and review the religious barriers and learn about the various hospitals, clinics, beliefs and languages we see throughout this vast state. Furthermore, we will elaborate upon weather, cost and transportation challenges we face in this unique climate and landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline challenges in developing Alaska's hospitals and village clinics
  2. Summarize geographical challenges.
  3. Review challenges in reaching Alaska's Native population.
  4. Discuss cultural challenges.

Tara Grantland

Tara Grantland

Tara Grantland was born in Homer, Alaska and was raised to fish and hunt for sustenance and is a wife and a mother to a daughter and son. She received her bachelor's degree in Human Services with an occupational endorsement in conflict resolution and is currently completing her Master's Degree in Special Education. Tara has additionally interned at a funeral home and this engagement ultimately led to her journey in the donation community after observing a case with Alaska Donor Services. Tara first begin at Alaska Donor Services as a Tissue Recovery Technician and is now a Public Education Coordinator and a Donation Coordinator.

The Last Wilderness: Hospital Development in Alaska

Speaker: Tara Grantland
Day: July 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST