Online Program

Making the Connection at the Local Level: Tribes Bridging Environment and Health Data

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Kristin Hill, MSHSA, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center, Lac du Flambeau, WI
A little more than two years ago, Tribal, state, Indian Health Service and area environmental advocacy groups formed the Bemidji Area Tribal Environmental Public Health Advisory Committee. The committee seeks ways to understand area environmental concerns experienced by Tribal communities and link resources to build community capacity to address risk to community health and wellbeing. As a result of participation with the National Tribal Environmental Health Think Tank, new opportunities emerged to explore the feasibility and interest in Tribal environmental health tracking. Session participants will hear about the process and challenges faced in three Bemidji Area Tribal communities who took initial steps in connecting environmental issues to human health outcomes.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Program planning
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the feasibility in Tribal environmental health tracking. Describe the process and challenges faced by three Bemidji Area Tribal communities trying to address environmental health concerns in their communities.

Keyword(s): Native Americans, Environmental Justice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the Director for one of twelve Tribal Epidemiology Centers nationally serving 34 Tribes and 4 Urban Indian Health Programs in the three states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. I oversee multiple projects in Tribal communities and serve as PI for multiple grants.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.