Occupational Health and American Indian/Alaska Native Populations: Report on a Workshop
In 2013, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched an initiative to partner with AI/AN communities, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify priority issues, conduct outreach, and determine how NIOSH could best provide occupational safety and health (OSH) support to tribal communities.
As part of this initiative, NIOSH is planning the first partnership workshop on occupational safety and health issues of AI/AN workers. The workshop will be held in August/September 2015 and participants will include Tribal representatives, NIOSH staff and other federal government agencies and academic partners. A summary of the workshop outcomes will be presented here. Anticipated outcomes include: identified research priorities, gaps and sources of data for surveillance and research, opportunities for future collaboration, and other worker safety and health needs, such as culturally appropriate educational documents and training. Through this workshop and other interactions with AI/AN communities, NIOSH can work toward providing OSH support in line with tribal priorities.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Occupational health and safety
Discuss future directions and opportunities for working with AI/AN populations on occupational health issues.
Keyword(s): Native Americans, Environmental Justice
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I HAVE WORKED AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS AS AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST AND HAVE MPH AND PHD DEGREES IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, RESPECTIVELY.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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