213428 Politics and purposes of Indigenous public health data

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:50 PM

Bonnie Duran, DrPH , Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
This presentation will provide a brief genealogy of data collection and use (a) about “Indian Country”, and (b) from “Indian Country” and will (c) review current day Tribal recommendations and regulations regarding research approvals and data sharing. The presentation will also provide a brief introduction to the “International Indigenous Health Measurement Group” and other national and international efforts to expand the sources of data and improve the collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of information useful for improving the health of Indigenous populations.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the range of data from indigenous perspectives and to be able to generate specific examples of indigenous data sources. Describe how to integrate indigenous methods with western methods. Design measurement and scaling for indigenous contexts. Differentiate and respect the epistemology of spiritual leaders who are indigenous public health service providers.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have many years of education and practical experience related to the topic of my presentation. I have presented at numerous public health conferences; have been a member of APHA since 1987 and am currently on the Editorial Board of the AJPH.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.