231708 Personal, policy, and practitioner view of the synergy of Native American and food-agriculture issues

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Donald Warne, MD, MPH , Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
This presentation will weave together several narrative threads that are somewhat overlapping including 1.) personally, as an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe from Pine Ridge, South Dakota; 2.) from the perspective of his current advocacy and education position (adjunct clinical legal faculty and CEO of American Indian Health Management & Policy, LLC; 3.) as a clinician whose counsel included numerous relatives who are Lakota medicine men and spiritual leaders and a mother who is a professor of nursing; 4.) and on the ground with the tribes/communities as they implement change to address the issue of obesity and its contributions to not just diabetes, but also heart disease, respiratory disorders, cancer, etc.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify a clinical and or/legal point of intervention to improve the health of entire tribal populations of Native Americans

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have spent many years of my career in the Southwest, working closely on the diabetes problem plaguing Native American tribes there. I have addressed head on the dilemma of both genetic and environmental factors playing into the discrepant rates of the disease and extraordinary toll it takes on the tribes. I am Clinical Professor, Indian Legal Program, Arizona State University and CEO of American Indian Health Management and Policy, LLC
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.