Online Program

Laying the Foundation - Building Public Health Infrastructure & Capacity in Indigenous Communities

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
As indigenous communities continue to work toward building their public health infrastructure and capacity, it is essential that we examine the participatory strategies that are employed by successful tribal communities. By using a community participatory model, indigenous communities are involved in the research, intervention, and prevention efforts and are able to provide important, culturally-based and culturally responsive ways of approaching a reduction in health disparities within our populations. In this session, the presenters will provide different ways that a community-based participatory model can be used to address important public health issues in Indian Country. The importance of workforce development and an example of culture and its impact on an urban tribal community are also reviewed.
Session Objectives: Identify community participatory strategies for indigenous communities and how those strategies are implemented effectively. Discuss the importance of building indigenous public health infrastructure and capacity via community participatory strategies to address health disparities and promote healthy indigenous communities. Explain the importance of building effective community participatory partnerships in indigenous communities to develop and build on current public health capacity and infrastructure.

Community participatory evaluation of the native aspirations project: Concept mapping and community knowledge, attitudes and behavior survey   
Gretchen Clarke, MPH, Robin Davis, PhD, Christine Walrath, PhD, Carrie Petrucci, MSW, PhD and Michelle Carnes, PhD
An innovative participatory model reciprocally builds capacity among four urban native American communities and local HIV clinical research sites   
Robert Foley, MEd, Matt Ignacio, MSSW, Michael Arnold, MSW, MPH, PhD, Katie Osterhage, MMS, Jessica Velcoff, PhD, Michaela Grey, MPH, Damon Humes, MPH and Jeff Schouten, MD, JD

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: HIV/AIDS, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)