Seven Directions at the University of Washington is the first national public health institute in the United States to focus solely on improving Indigenous health and wellness. In this ongoing effort, we partner with the Institute's staff to maintain an information hub filled filled with reports, resources, community groups, and a home for their annual forum, Our Nations, Our Journeys.
In our ongoing partnership with Seven Directions, August Creative has had the privilege of collaborating with an organization of profound impact. Our team deeply appreciates the expertise and dedication of the Seven Directions staff and hold dear the opportunity to partner with such an outstanding organization and their mission to "Advance American Indian and Alaska Native health and wellness by honoring Indigenous knowledge, strengthening Tribal and Urban Indian public health systems, and cultivating innovation and collaboration."
August Creative has worked closely with Seven Direction's leadership since 2016, bringing this client relationship and work over from previous roles.
From the very beginning of our partnership we worked with Seven Directions to understand the unique communication goals, traditions, and values they wanted to share through their website. Together we have developed a product that shares their mission and organization’s research along with nationally recognized research in Indigenous Public Health practices.
As Seven Directions work has grown and evolved we have continued to provide content strategy and design to grow their site and their communications plan.
We have partnered with leadership on a number of initiatives in the last seven years. Our team designed separate event branding and a website for Our Nations Our Journeys, an annual Indigenous wellness and research conference that unites tribal and urban Indian public health leaders, professionals, and students to share knowledge and promising practices.
We moved national outreach online during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating an interactive database for tribes to share regional experiences and strategies to tackle the public health crisis. We also partnered with their research team to share National Indigenous Opioid Prevention research through the website, and have provided database development and consulting on numerous other programs and training materials, including building out a platform for a new Indigenous Social Determinants of Health research method.