142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Priorities, Practice and Partnerships Lessons in Tribal Environmental Public Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Oral
There are currently 566 federally-recognized Tribes in the United States. Tribes face documented public health and environmental challenges that are exacerbated by socio-economic adversity and lack of access to adequate health care. For example, Approximately 12% of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) households across the United States lack adequate access to safe drinking water. On Native American lands, roughly 12% of residents lack complete plumbing facilities, compared to 1% of the general U.S. population. Approximately 25% of Native American children and 20% of Native American adults have been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetime, compared to 21% of African American children and 16% of African American adults, 14% of Caucasian children and adults, 12% of Asian children and 9% Asian adults, and 10% of Hispanic children and 7% of Hispanic adults. Challenges such as these demand thoughtful, collaborative and innovative partnerships to create sustainable public health improvements. This session will highlight priority public health issues in Indian Country, and detail successful Tribal partnership strategies used in addressing current issues. Priority public health issues which will be discussed include: 1) Food; (2) Resource Extraction, (3) Infrastructure/System Development; (4) Climate and Health and (5) Clean Air.
Session Objectives: Discuss priority public health issues in Indian Country, and analyze successful Tribal partnership strategies used in addressing current issues
Organizer:
Moderator:

4:50pm
Tobacco Control in Indian Country
Isaiah Brokenleg, MPH

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Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Environment, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

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