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.
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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
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)