Online Program

Indigenous Approaches to Public Health Research & Policy

Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Our Indigenous communities experience a variety of health disparities when compared to the larger US population. With a growing Indigenous population, it is crucial to address differences in population health through a various mechanisms in order to close gaps in health disparities. This session will examine Indigenous public health approaches to public health issues affecting our Tribal communities. Topics include exploring the importance of cultural activities for survivors and caregivers of long-term illness and integration of cultural activities in prevention and survivorship efforts, addressing environmental health literacy by engaging Native youth as agents of change in educating their community, examining training efforts in rural areas for community-based healthcare providers and the importance of culturally respectful education practices, and the importance of creating sustainable partnerships/collaborations via community building and empowerment models.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the role of culture and how it plays an important part in prevention, training, and developing collaborative relationships in improving health outcomes. 2. Explain the importance of community-led efforts in planning and implementation of programs to address health disparities.

Increasing Water-Related Environmental Health Literacy: Children as Agents of Change   
Vanessa Simonds, ScD, Deb LaVeaux, MS, Jason Cummins, MS, Grant BullTail, Erin Smith, BS, Velma Pickett, BS, SaRayna Stops, Bruce Goesaheadpretty and Jessica Milakovich
What is culturally-respectful distance-delivered health education with and for Alaska Native people?   
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
Community Building: Healthy Leadership Camps with Pine Ridge Native American Youth   
Emily Whitney, PhD, MCHES, Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES, Anders Cedergren, PhD, CHES, Annette O'Hern and Elizabeth Arnold, MPH

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Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics, Law, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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