5159.0 Native Health issues and their importance in the public health system: A panel discussion

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:30 PM
Public health professionals and others not connected with or considering vulnerable indigenous communities are often not aware of the importance of indigenous wellness to the public as a whole. This presentation will highlight the impact of Native health on everyone’s health. Looking broadly at history, health and wellness, panelists will discuss the impacts of colonization on the lives of indigenous peoples. The health of Native people is interconnected to the health of the environment, access to traditional food and medicine, use of Native language and tradition and more.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe a pertinent public health theory and how it affects/relates to indigenous people. 2. Describe our historical relationship to indigenous peoples in public health ethical, legal or political terms. 3. Apply and include critical issues in public health affecting indigenous communities in current health policies.

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Organized by: APHA-Committee on Affiliates

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