3006.0 Protecting the Health of Our Children and Families Examples of Maternal and Child Health in Indigenous Communities

Monday, October 29, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Native peoples have unique experiences with access to health information and care. For many Native peoples, culture and community support systems have a direct relationship to the health and well being of children. This session includes presentations of successful health education strategies, interventions, and programs within a variety of Native communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe approaches Native families use to discuss the well being of children. 2. Identify lessons learned about program design within a Native community. 3. Evaluate health education strategies, interventions, and programs developed with a Native perspective.

Tulsa Healthy Lifestyle program: A program to reduce obesity among urban American Indian children
Janis Campbell, PhD, Nancy O'Banion, MS, Jennifer Howard, MS, Alison Forsythe, MS, Tim Shadlow, BS, Kevin Heeney, BS and Courtney Clymer, BS
`Ekolu `Eha `ike Pono: School Readiness Project
Jean L. Johnson, DrPH, Michael Moore, MS and Melissa Kanae

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Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Oral Health, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Vision Care Section, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Community Health Workers

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