4007.0 Expanding Our Knowledge: Examples of Research in Indigenous Communities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM
This oral session will allow attendees to expand their knowledge on Indigenous health research through the presentation of projects involving an urban Canadian Aboriginal population, and American Indian populations in the Northwest, Southwest, and Northern Plains regions of the United States. Research experiences on the topics of urban health assessment, child safety seat use, the development of a tribal-specific cancer report, and identification of sources of strength for AI youth will be shared. Presenters will include information on the challenges and benefits of using specific qualitative and quantitative methods in their work. Strategies for developing tribal and community specific data will be highlighted. And, approaches for engaging Indigenous community members in the development of research projects and the translation of research findings to policy and interventions will be described.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify methodologies for addressing challenges specific to research with urban and reservation Indigenous populations. 2) Discuss innovative strategies for filling gaps in information on urban and reservation Indigenous health. 3) Describe the role of community engagement in Indigenous health research and translation of research to interventions.

8:30 AM
Community Building and Engagement: Lessons Learned from an Urban Métis Health Assessment
Janet K. Smylie, MD MPH, Michelle Firestone, MhS, Donna Lyons, Lisa Pigeau and Conrad Prince, BA
8:50 AM
A Qualitative Approach to Understanding Factors that Influence Child safety Seat Use in Three Northwest American Indian Communities
Tam Lutz, MPH, MHA, Beth Ebel, MD, MPH, MSc, Carol J. Grimes, MPH, Sharon Berlin, MPHc and Jodi A. Lapidus, PhD
9:10 AM
Generating a tribe-specific cancer report for the Navajo Nation, 1995-2004
Dornell Pete, MPH, Carmelita Sorrelman, MPH, Susie John, MD, MPH, Melissa Jim, MPH and Charles Wiggins, PhD, MSPH

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: Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)