Online Program

Indigenous Public Health Strategies: Building Infrastructure, Creating Health Equity & Ensuring Health for Indigenous Communities

Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawaiians suffer from a number of health disparities when compared to the larger U.S. population. With our growing indigenous population, it is crucial to address these gaps in a variety of ways. In this roundtable, presentations will provide indigenous public health approaches, which aim to reduce the incidence of the health disparities. Projects presented focus on utilizing culture, building infrastructure to aid in building health equity, and strengthening public health capacity within our indigenous populations through interventions, data collection and analysis strategies, and prevention efforts.
Session Objectives: Identify key public health issues among the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian populations and identify indigenous strategies to reduce these health disparities. Discuss the importance of building indigenous public health infrastructure and capacity to address health disparities and promote healthy indigenous communities. Explain the importance of building partnerships in indigenous communities to develop and build on current public health capacity, infrastructure, and reduce health disparities in indigenous communities.

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Colorectal cancer screening knowledge and attitudes among providers serving American indians   
Felicia Schanche Hodge, DrPH, Fernando Martinez and Margaret Susan Stemmler, PhD, FNP, CNM
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Promoting colorectal cancer screening among urban American Indians and Alaska Natives using digital stories: A culturally-appropriate clinic-based educational intervention   
Emily R. Van Dyke, MD, MPH, Deborah R. Bassett, Ph.D., Shin-Ping Tu, MD MPH and The Collaborative to Improve Native Cancer Outcomes
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A partnership to build research capacity on the rez   
Shireen Rajaram, Ph.D. and Carolyn Fiscus, M.S.
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Insurance status and survival among female breast cancer patients in Florida   
David J. Lee, PhD, Tulay Koru-Sengul, MHS, PhD, Feng Miao, MSc, Stacey L. Tannenbaum, PhD, RD, LD/N and Margaret M. Byrne, PhD
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Supporting indigenous self-determination: Communal creation of a best practice for community health assessment   
Nathania T. Tsosie, MCRP, Tassy Parker, PhD, RN, Norman Cooeyate and Kevin English, DrPH
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"You have to empower your own self so you can be prepared for this journeyā€¯: A model of cancer health literacy   
Ellen Lopez, MPH, PhD, Christopher DeCou, BA, Danielle Giroux, MSW and Freda Williams
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Improving capacity to identify youth at risk for suicide in tribal communities and connect them with mental health services   
Hailey Reid, MPH, Hope Sommerfeldt, MA, Ye Xu, MPH, Lucas Godoy Garraza, MA, Christine Walrath, PhD and Richard McKeon, PhD, MPH

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, Breastfeeding Forum, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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