Online Program

No Place Like Home: Foundation for Bringing Visibility to Environmental Health Issues in Tribal Communities

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Annabelle Allison, Tribal Support Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Albuquerque, NM
In 2011, CDC/ATSDR launched an initiative to bring visibility and awareness to environmental public issues that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities face across the U.S. The National Tribal Environmental Health (NTEH) Think Tank was born out of the commitment, passion, and exuberance of a membership that brought forth their diverse knowledge and experience to shape perspectives and strategies with the acknowledgement that culture and science are intertwined. This presentation will highlight the work of the Think Tank and discuss possibilities for moving forward.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe why and how the National Tribal Environmental Health Think Tank was formed. Discuss some of the National Tribal Environmental Health Think's efforts and work in environmental health.

Keyword(s): Native Americans, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I currently serve as the deputy associate director for the Tribal Support Unit in CDC/OSTLTS. Before that, I served as associate director for the Office of Tribal Affairs in the NCEH/ATSDR. I have fostered relationships between CDC/ATSDR and federally-recognized AI/AN tribes. This includes implementing policies within CDC/ATSDR supporting the sovereign status of AI/AN tribes, conducting outreach at venues throughout Indian Country, and seeking visibility on ways to address public and environmental health in AI/AN communities.
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.