Hopi Tribe

Health Sector

SolarSPELL began partnering with HOPI Cancer Support Services (HCSS) in 2023  to provide their patient navigators and health educator with easily accessible and culturally relevant resources to use in their cancer education outreach and case management on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. The project was initiated by Aurelia Taylor, an ASU Doctor of Nursing Practice student and member of the Hopi Tribe, as part of her capstone. After several months of curating content to meet their needs, Aurelia and our team led a train-the-trainer with HCSS in February 2024. This was the first time SolarSPELL was able to partner directly with an Indigenous community and the first time our Health Library was used within the U.S.

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  • February 2024

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“SolarSPELL will enable our patients, staff & community to access cancer-related educational material without the need for internet connectivity and empower individuals facing cancer to better understand their diagnosis.”

Kellen PolingyumptewaHopi Tribe Women's Health Program Coordinator