3005.0 Findings from the Urban Indian Health Commission

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
Oral
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Urban Indian Health Commission is a groundbreaking two-year project. Comprised of leaders in public health, medical, educational, and Indian affairs communities, the Urban Indian Health Commissionís aim is to improve public awareness of urban American Indians and Alaska Natives and the health disparities faced by this population. Additionally, the Commission aims to increase understanding of culturally appropriate research methods for these communities. In November 2007, the Urban Indian Health Commission will mark its conclusion with the release of a monograph publication that addresses the history of urban Indians, the health topics of diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease, data issues, and recommendations for future actions. Directly following the official monograph release in Washington DC, the Urban Indian Health Commission will hold a panel presentation at the American Public Health Association. Panel members will discuss the Commission, monograph, public health issues related to urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, and respond to questions from the audience. The session represents a valuable opportunity for the wider public health audience to gain first-hand knowledge from a panel of content-experts and learn about health disparities faced by the urban American Indian and Alaska Native population. In addition, participants will learn about the creation of commissions to address minority health issues and steps that can be taken to further address health disparities faced by minority populations
Session Objectives: Discuss the historical and political background of urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. Identify health disparities and health challenges within the urban American Indian and Alaska Native population, particularly in regard to diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease. Articulate next steps that could be taken to address health disparities faced by the urban American Indian and Alaska Native population.
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CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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