Awards & News

Contact

Sally Auger, MA
Project Coordinator

Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT, FAAN 
612-624-1141
garwi001@umn.edu

School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

National Awards

Getting to the Heart of It: Bridging Culture and Health Care Video
Project Director, Ann Garwick and Allies Media/Art won first place in the National Council on Family Relations Media Awards Competition for "Getting to the Heart of It: Bridging Culture and Health Care " in recognition of excellence in the production of film resources on family issues. The film award is cited in Villarruel, F., et.al, (2002). The 33nd Annual National Council on Family Relations Media Awards Competition." Family Relations, 51, 89-97.

Breathing a Word: Indian Stories of Asthma Video
Project Director, Ann Garwick, and Allies: Media Art received a media award for "Breathing a Word: Indian Stories of Asthma" from the National Council on Family Relations in 2000. The film award is cited in Villarruel, F., et.al, (2001). The 32nd Annual National Council on Family Relations Media Awards Competition. Family Relations, 50, 99-108.

News Release

U OF M Nursing Professor & Allies Media/Art Win National Video Media Competition
Minneapolis / St. Paul (October 22, 2001) The University of Minnesota's Ann Garwick, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Nursing, won first place in the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Media Awards Competition for the newly produced video, "Getting to the Heart of It: Bridging Culture and Health Care." According to NCFR, a nonpartisan, multidisciplinary organization for family professionals, the award is "in recognition of excellence in the production of film resources on family issues." The 18-minute video, produced by Allies Media/Art, is designed to enhance the cultural competence of health care providers who work with American Indian patients and families.

American Indian health care professionals and community representatives candidly share their experiences bridging culture and health care. The focus is on what providers need to know about Indian culture and how to provide more culturally appropriate care."It is a particular honor to receive an award for this video which reflects the outstanding contributions made by the American Indian community representatives and health care professionals who worked on this project," said Garwick, project director. "Finding solutions to address growing health disparities is an important priority for health professionals locally and nationally."Funding for the video was provided by the Community University Partnership and Service project, which receives support from the Kellogg Foundation and the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. For copies of "Getting to the Heart of It: Bridging Culture and Health Care," contact: Ann Garwick.