Empowered to Take Action: Environmental Health in Indian Country
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tribal communities often face significant environmental health challenges. The National Tribal Environmental Health Think Tank has identified six environmental health priorities in Indian Country: (1) Food; (2) Resource Extraction; (3) Infrastructure/System Development; (4) Climate and Health; (5) Clean Air; and (6) Water. This session will highlight some of the ways that members of the NTEH Think Tank are addressing environmental health challenges in their communities. This session will highlight examples of Tribal efforts to promote environmental health and offer lessons learned from the field. Speakers will discuss the Ho-Chunk Nation’s engagement with Health Impact Assessments in addressing concerns around sand mining sites, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe’s work with Human Health Risk Assessments of mining and Superfund sites, and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center’s efforts in developing a pilot environmental health tracking program for tribes.
Session Objectives: Name the six environmental health priorities identified by the National Tribal Environmental Health Think Tank.
Discuss various tribal perspectives on Health Impact Assessments, Human Health Risk Assessments, and environmental health tracking.
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Organized by: APHA-Center for Public Health Policy
Endorsed by: Ethics, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)