Online Program

Translating Research into Policy for Native Health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
As Native populations work toward implementation of culturally relevant and appropriate prevention and intervention programs, it is essential that we examine current research and strategies and how they will guide policy development. This session will explore Indigenous perspectives in substance abuse prevention programming and potential policy implications for future prevention programming, the process of integrating systems of care for urban American Indian/Alaska Natives via building infrastructure to allow for culturally competent care, assess adverse childhood experiences and their contribution to poor health out comes across the lifespan in one Tribal geographic area, and examine suicide ideation risk factors and implications for future prevention strategies.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss innovative research methods that address health disparities faced by Native communities. 2. Explain the importance of Native perspectives in guiding research and policy planning and development of culturally relevant strategies to address public health issues.

Indigenous theoretical perspectives: Cultural elements for American Indian and Alaska Native substance abuse prevention programs and direction for future policies   
Margaret L. Walsh, MPH, PhD, Julie Baldwin, PhD, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA, Mario Hernandez, PhD and John Lowe, PhD
American Indian adverse childhood experiences disparities in South Dakota: Results of the South Dakota Health Survey   
Donald Warne, MD, MPH, Margaret Spurlock, MPH, Kristen Dulacki, MPH, Bill Wright, Ph.D., Melinda Davis, PhD, Thomas Meath, MPH and John McConnell, PhD
What explains suicidal ideation in American Indian/Alaska Native and White adolescents? The role of overweight, imitation, and isolation   
Anna Zamora-Kapoor, PhD, Lonnie Nelson, PhD, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhD, Katherine Comtois, PhD, Leslie Walker, MD and Dedra Buchwald, MD

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, 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)