Addressing American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities
Start Date: February 23, 2015
End Date: February 23, 2015
Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Addressing American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities
Date: Feb 23, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted by: Office of Minority Health (Professional and Scientific Associates)
Presented by: Office of Minority Health (Professional and Scientific Associates), Jennifer Giroux (Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center), Christy Duke (United South and Eastern Tribes Tribal Epidemiology Center), Jamie Ritchey (Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Epidemiology Center), Kendra King (NAMS), PJ Beaudry (Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center), Marcy Hayden (South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs)
With 566 federally recognized tribes and an estimated 5.2 million American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) living in the United States, this population continues to experience some of the greatest health disparities in the U.S. The collective burden of historical trauma, toxic stress, and adverse childhood experiences impacts social determinants of health such as access to educational and job opportunities. Part of the Tribal Epidemiology Centers’ mission is to improve the health status of AI/ANs by the identification and understanding of health risks and inequities, strengthening public health capacity, and assisting in disease prevention and control. These twelve Tribal Epidemiology Centers are well-positioned to play a critical role in providing tribes with the data required to define the pertinent issues and opportunities to improve the health and well-being of their communities. This webinar will provide RHEC members and partners with an overview of the Tribal Epidemiology Centers, their findings to date on the challenges in addressing health disparities, and how RHECs and RHEC members can partner to promote health equity for AI/ANs.
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The American Indian and Alaska Native Health Equity Caucus is a group of Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) members under the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The Caucus provides a forum for RHEC members to increase dialogue across RHECs and to coordinate and enhance tribal, state and local efforts to address health disparities and the social determinants of health for AI/ANs.
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