FLIP launched the Clinical Exchange program in partnership with Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board in the fall of 2021 as a concerted effort to advance medical, nursing, and technical educational partnerships between Brigham & Women’s Hospital and tribal healthcare systems in the Southwest. As a group of dedicated health professionals, FLIP is dedicated to improving, advancing, and sustaining emergency medicine in indigenous and rural communities. Indigenous communities are vastly underserved and face major health disparities. As such, FLIP is a direct response to these disparities. In partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the FLIP program will expand clinical capacity in indigenous hospitals and health care centers.
The first cohort of the 2021–2022 FLIP Clinical Exchange program was at Tséhootsooí Medical Center. The program has continued with the 2022-2023 academic year at Tséhootsooí Medical Center. Here are testimonials: