“I love Indian Country ECHO, because it is an educational and informational sharing tool created by Tribes and Tribal organizations, for Tribes and Tribal organizations. There is value in mainstream educational opportunities, but the most valuable information and knowledge are the lessons that we share amongst each other.”
Carrie Sampson-Samuels is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and has a BS in Health Studies and Community Health Education with a certificate in Healthcare Management. Carrie has worked in Public Health for the past 11 years, serving NW Tribes through various projects at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and as the Community Wellness Director at Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Carrie has also worked for the Blackfeet Nation and had the opportunity to serve Treaty 7 Tribes at the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Center in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Community Health Aide ECHO Program
Carrie is a Program Director for the CHAP 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.