Tribal & Community-Driven Health Policy
Monday, November 2, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The planning and development of health policies in Native communities is essential to ensuring public health initiatives are moving forward and addressing important health issues. In this session, we will examine culturally relevant and appropriate strategies used by Tribal communities that are used to develop and implement health policies. Topics include improving access to traditional foods in institutional and non-profit settings, navigating compliance with local, state and federal policies, Tribally-owned farming and strengthening local food system infrastructure, successful implementation of a smoke free policy and how that has helped promote smoke free spaces, and the importance of child welfare law and policy and how that impacts family and overall public health efforts.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss planning and development of health policies in Native communities and how those health policies impact Tribal communities and aid in addressing public health issues.
2. Explain the role and importance of culture and tradition in the planning and development of Tribal health policies.
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Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics, Socialist Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)