ASU’s College of Health Solutions to Host Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee


Newswise — Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions will host Rear Admiral (RADM) Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director of Indian Health Service, on Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m. at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus.

RADM Weahkee will present on the topic, “Raising the Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual Health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

As Principal Deputy Director of Indian Health Service, RADM Weahkee administers a nationwide health care delivery program that is responsible for providing preventive, curative and community health care for approximately 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives in hospitals, clinics and other settings throughout the United States.

Previously, RADM Weakhee served as chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, the largest federally-operated facility in the Indian Health Service, which provides direct health care services to more than 140,000 tribe members. Weakhee earned two graduate degrees at Arizona State University; a Master of Health Services Administration and Master of Business Administration.

EVENT: Presentation by Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service, titled “IHS: Raising the Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual Health of American Indians and Alaska Natives”

DATE: Thursday, April 11, 2019

TIME: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Arizona State University, 550 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Health North Building, Room 110

MEDIA CONTACT: Katherine Reedy, Media Relations Officer, Media Relations & Strategic Communications, Arizona State University, (480) 965-3779, katherine.reedy@asu.edu.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University is dedicated to translating scientific health research and discovery into practical interventions. Its programs prepare students to address the challenges facing our populations to stay healthy, improve their health, and manage chronic disease – all toward improving health outcomes. Programs are offered in behavioral health, biomedical informatics and biomedical diagnostics, kinesiology and exercise science, nutrition, public and population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Graduates are prepared to make an impact in the health workforce and shift the focus of health from sickness to wellness, addressing the factors that enable populations to be and stay healthy.

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