Indigenous Public Health Strategies: Building Infrastructure, Creating Health Equity & Ensuring Health for Indigenous Communities
Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawaiians suffer from a number of health disparities when compared to the larger U.S. population. With our growing indigenous population, it is crucial to address these gaps in a variety of ways. In this roundtable, presentations will provide indigenous public health approaches, which aim to reduce the incidence of the health disparities. Projects presented focus on utilizing culture, building infrastructure to aid in building health equity, and strengthening public health capacity within our indigenous populations through interventions, data collection and analysis strategies, and prevention efforts.
Session Objectives: Identify key public health issues among the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian populations and identify indigenous strategies to reduce these health disparities.
Discuss the importance of building indigenous public health infrastructure and capacity to address health disparities and promote healthy indigenous communities.
Explain the importance of building partnerships in indigenous communities to develop and build on current public health capacity, infrastructure, and reduce health disparities in indigenous communities.
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Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Breastfeeding Forum, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)