3113.0 Collaborations, Policy and Research: Discussions of Public Health in Indigenous Communities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
This roundtable session provides APHA members the opportunity to engage with the presenters and discuss a variety of topics specific to Indigenous communities. Presentations will provide examples of collaborations, policy and research, and will address a wide range of public health topics including: elder health; environmental health; noise-induced hearing loss; food security; oral health; Indigenous research guidelines to inform genomics research; elders’ insights on communication, traditional medicine, concepts of wellness and their experience with Western healthcare systems and practitioners; emergency preparedness; strategic planning; and collaborative partnerships.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe at least one example of research or practice-based collaborations addressing Indigenous health. 2. Describe at least one example of innovative research projects that address health disparities in Indigenous communities. 3. Describe at least one example of policy development in Indigenous communities.

Table 1
American Indian and Alaska Native Elder Health in California
Steven P. Wallace, PhD and Delight Satter, MPH
Table 2
Native tradition, environment, and community health: Reframing environmental health in tribal communities
Valerie Segrest, BSN- Nutrition and Life Science, Jon Sharpe, MEd, Administrator, Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health, UW and Amy Paul, MPH, Doctoral Student
Table 3
Partnering with a Northwest tribal community to begin a sustainable noise-induced hearing loss prevention program
Judith Sobel, PhD, MPH, Thomas Becker, MD PhD, William E. Lambert, PhD, Linda Howarth, Susan Griest, MPH, Emily Bear and William Martin, PhD
Table 4
Fisheries-to-School: A community based research project to improve food security in Alaska Native communities
Andrea Bersamin, PhD, Betty T. Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD, Bret Luick, PhD, Quentin Fong, PhD and Pei Xu, PhD
Table 5
American Indian community engagement to promote oral health behavior changes: A pilot study
Karen Fehringer, PhD, Judith Albino, PhD, Terry Batliner, DDS, MBA and Dallas Daniels, RDH, BS
Table 7
Listening to Elders: Solutions for Community Problems
Christopher Tsavatewa, MPH (Hopi), Lisa Lefler, PhD, Heidi Altman, PhD and Roseanna Belt, MA
Table 8
Resource allocation and technical support for emergency preparedness in Native American tribes
Jesse C. Bliss, MPH, Manjit Singh Randhawa, MD, Rachel Long, MPH, Atif Adam, MPH, Friedrich Dengel, MPH, Walleska I. Bliss, MPH, MSW(c) and Semran Kaur Mann, MPH, CHES
Table 9
Oglala Sioux Tribe & University of Colorado collaboration to promote a healthier community through public health research
Nancy Whitesell, PhD, Janette Beals, PhD, Cecelia Big Crow, Lisa Schrader-Dillon, MSW and Angela Sam
Table 10
Integrating Service Utilization and Health Disparities Data into a Strategic Plan for an Urban Indian Community in New Mexico
Nandini Kuehn, Michael E. Bird, MSW MPH and Roxane Spruce Bly, Project Director of the Commission

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: Ethics SPIG, Oral Health, Socialist Caucus, Genomics Forum

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