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Session: Environmental Health and Native Communities
3096.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Environmental Health and Native Communities
This year’s conference theme, Public Health and the Environment, recognizes that which Native communities have held sacred: the earth is our mother and it is upon her shoulders that our future generations stand. This session will explore new initiatives and efforts to improve the health and well-being of the environment and Native communities through heightened awareness by Tribal members and Tribal health providers about the hazards of environmental contaminants, increased collaborative activities to ensure cultural sensitivity to community issues related to pesticides, cross cultural assessment of risk communication and risk determination processes of repatriated sacred objects preserved in pesticides, and the revision of information that is acceptable and available to Tribal communities during terrorist threats. Many of the strategies and projects described have global applicability.
Learning Objectives: 1) recognize or diagnose illnesses related to hazardous substances, 2) identify the best climate to ensure Tribal-university collaborations, 3) recognize the need for Tribal voices concerning repatriation of preserved and sacred objects, and 4) list possible trusted and preferred sources of information accessed by American Indian populations.
Moderator(s):Palama Lee, MSW
10:30 AMATSDR/CDC Tribal Environmental Health Education Program  [ Recorded presentation ]
Dean S. Seneca, MPH, MCURP, Robert H. Johnson, MD
10:50 AMPesticide Health and Prevention, Collaboration with Native American Communities: The Tribal Medicine Program  [ Recorded presentation ]
David F. Goldsmith, MSPH, PhD, Lisa Neel, MPH, Ana Maria Osorio, MD, MPH
11:10 AMRepatriation, Pesticides and Tribal Risk Communication: NAGPRA and New Communication Paradigms  [ Recorded presentation ]
Emily Sherinian, MPH, David F. Goldsmith, MSPH, PhD, Thomas Oh
11:30 AMTerrorist threats: American Indian reactions to simulation scenarios of terrorism
L. Carson Henderson, PhD, MPH, J. Neil Henderson, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Environment; Health Administration; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA