“I am deeply committed to undoing institutionalized racism and targeting social and structural determinants of health to improve health outcomes for Indigenous communities.”
Christina Friedt Peters is the Tribal Community Health Provider Project Director for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). She lives in Seattle with her two children and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A in Economics and a Masters in Jurisprudence from the University of Washington School of Law. As the Project Director, Christina and her team assist Tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as they explore opportunities to improve health care by implementing the Community Health Aide Program. Christina was previously the Native Dental Therapy Initiative Project Director and worked to improve oral health access and outcomes in Tribal communities via expanding the dental team to include Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs).
CHAP ECHO Learning Collaborative
Christina is faculty with the CHAP ECHO Learning Collaborative, which is designed to bridge the gap between traditional practices and modern standards of care through bringing together several types of practitioners, including dental health aide therapists, behavioral health aides and practitioners, and community health aides and practitioners.