Online Program

Public Health Strategies to Advance Native Health Research, Ethics, & Policy

Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This roundtable session provides APHA members the opportunity to sit with presenters and discuss a variety of topics specific to Indigenous populations. Participants in this session will discuss culturally-relevant research and program methods that will address topics including: importance of Tribal and non-Tribal collaboration efforts, use of technology in information dissemination, youth suicide prevention, resilience strategies, policy development, and innovative approaches to prevention and treatment of health disparities. By the end of the session, participants will have an understanding of what tools are being used to address health disparities in Indigenous communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe Indigenous approaches and solutions to public health issues and disparities for Indigenous populations and how they can be used in research and practice. 2. Explain the importance of community-led efforts in research, planning, development, and implementation of programs to address health disparities.

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Understanding the Role of Community Health Representatives in Building Community Resilience in Native Communities   
Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD, Mae-Gilene Begay, MSW, Samantha Sabo, DrPH, MPH, Kerstin Reinschmidt, PhD, MPH and Tara Chico, MPH
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“Dzil nat'oh is the traditional healer's tobacco” : The history, impact and role of culturally relevant policies to curb the use of commercial tobacco in the Navajo ceremonial setting   
Alfred Yazzie, Samantha Sabo, DrPH, MPH, Hershel Clark, BA, Carmenlita Chief, BS, Patricia Nez Henderson, MD, MPH, Scott Leischow, PhD, Jacqueline Nahee and Dana Wilcox, BA
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Beyond the camp crier: Tribal data dissemination using video-teleconference technology   
Teresa Brockie, RN, PhD, Deana Around Him, DrPH, ScM, Adriann Ricker, MPH, Lawrence Wetsit, MBA and Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN
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Cedar Project: Resilience in the face of HIV vulnerability among young Indigenous people who use drugs in three Canadian cities   
Margo Pearce, PhD; MSc; MPP; BA, Kate Jongbloed, MSc, Earl Henderson, Alden Blair, PhD. Candidate, Martin T Schechter, OBC MD PhD FRSC FCAHS and Patricia M. Spittal, PhD
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Developing a Process to Address Suicide among American Indian/Alaska Native Youth   
Sandra Momper, PhD, MSW, Amelia Mueller-Williams, MPH, MSW, Debora Tauiliili, MS, MSW, Ashley Tuomi, DHSc and Nickole Fox, MA, CPC
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Menominee Journey to Wellness: Leveraging Community-Academic Partnership to Prevent Obesity through Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change   
Lauren Lamers, MPH, Wendell Waukau, MA, Jerry Waukau, BA, Scott Krueger, RD, CD, CDE, Emily Tomayko, PhD, RD, Kate Cronin, MPH, Ron Prince, MS and Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD
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Traditional to Contemporary: Linking Storytelling and Technology as an Indigenous Approach to Community-based Cancer Education in Alaska Native Communities   
Melany Cueva, RN, EdD, Katie Cueva, MAT, MPH, Laura Revels, BA, Regina Kuhnley, RN, CNM, M.Ed, Mark Dignan, PhD, MPH and Anne Lanier, MD, MPH
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Community engagement for development of CDC policy governing management of specimens obtained from American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations   
Delight Satter, MPH, Judith Giri, PhD, Stacy Howard, MT (ASCP), Ibrahim Garba, MA, JD, LLM and Samantha Gamble, BSBA (DVM, MPH candidate)

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics, HIV/AIDS, Law, Socialist Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)