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Journey to Health


This eLearning activity covers information to support new and current clinicians and staff who serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people in understanding and elevating healthcare within indigenous communities. Topics include cultural humility, decolonizing patient care, trauma informed care, resilience, wellness support, and professional practice

About this eLearning Course  

This activity was originally released on August 31, 2023 and is available for continuing education credit until August 30, 2025.    

Through this eLearning course, you will be able to discuss the historical context and policies that laid the groundwork that affected AI/AN health outcomes, describe past and present-day federal health policies and services provided by the federal government, and take steps to apply a cultural humility approach that demonstrates how to engage with another culture and support resiliency in care. 

Who Should Take This Course

Clinical and community health staff, including physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, advanced practice nurses, RNs, LVN/LPNs, social workers, community health workers, public health workers, health aides, traditional health providers, health educators and navigators, case managers, and other clinic staff who serve AI/AN people.

To Enroll

Select the radio button under the continuing education type that you need, then select the Enroll button above it. These buttons are at the right of the computer screen.

If you need to change your selection, unenroll from one course and enroll in the correct one.


After completing this eLearning course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the historical context and policies that laid the groundwork that  affected AI/AN health outcomes. 
  • Describe past and present-day federal health policies and services provided by the federal government. 
  • Discuss the importance of cultural humility when serving AI/AN people. 
  • Describe ways to engage with the AI/AN community.  

Continuing Education 

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Cardea Services is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this activity 2.0 contact hours will be awarded.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and Joint Provider. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following

  • Attending the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)

Washington State Pharmacy Association logoThe Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.​​

ACPE UAN# 0130-999-23-476-H04-P| 0130-999-23-476-H04-T|  2.0 ACPE CPE hrs. | Activity Type: Knowledge

    Registration & Fees

    The eLearning course is free of charge. 


    There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible​ companies for those involved with the ability to control​ the content of this activity.​ 


    The eLearning course was funded with resources from the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund.

    Here is the course outline:

    1. Module 1

    In module one, you will learn about the historical context and policies that have laid the groundwork for the social and political determinants of health faced by Native people.

    2. Module 2

    In module two, you will learn about the impact that historical politics have had upon health for Native people.

    3. Module 3

    In module three, we will discuss the importance of cultural humility when providing care to Native people.

    4. Module 4

    In module four, you will apply a cultural humility approach that demonstrates how to engage with the community by honouring Native people’s culture and supporting resiliency in care.

    5. Evaluation and Certificate

    Complete a brief evaluation and select your certificate.


    The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

    Certificate of Completion
    CME for MD/DO Jointly Provided: Enduring Material
    CME for Non-MD/DO Jointly Provided: Enduring Material
    CNE Independent Study
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