Online Program

Culture as a Building Block for Ensuring the Right to Health & Health Care for Indigenous Communities

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian cultures are distinct and unique and therefore offer a variety of options when addressing health disparities and other public health issues within our populations. Our indigenous communities have made great accomplishments in the utilization of our cultures in interventions, not only to make these interventions more culturally appropriate, but also in the improvement of addressing public health issues that affect our communities. This session includes presentations that showcase culture as a key component in addressing public health issues in our indigenous communities and demonstrate the importance of culture in implementation and addressing key public health issues faced by our tribal communities to ensure health care for American Indian, Alaska Native & Native Hawaiian people.
Session Objectives: Identify culturally competent public health strategies when addressing health disparities within the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian populations. Discuss the use of culture and how it plays an important part in the prevention of disease, health promotion strategies, and data collection within Indigenous communities. Explain the importance of culture and cultural competence within the larger health care system.
Nancy Bill, MPH, CHES

American Indian and Alaska Native infant and pediatric mortality, United States, 1999-2008   
Charlene Wong, MD, Francine Gachupin, PhD, Marian MacDorman, Ph.D., Rosalyn Singleton, MD, Robert Holman, MS, James Cheek, MD, MPH and Stephen Holve, MD
Improving measures of AI/an mortality and cancer incidence through data linkages   
Melissa Jim, MPH, David Espey, MD, Diana Roberts, MPH, Donald Haverkamp, MPH and Hannah Weir, PhD

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, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

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