At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
- Apply new skills, insights, and knowledge about the multiple determinants of health to benefit Indigenous children, youth and communities.
- Increase multisectoral collaboration and partnerships to work towards achieving health equity for Indigenous children, youth and communities.
- Apply an enhanced understanding of culturally competent care in health interactions with Indigenous children and youth.
- Identify strategies for supporting the role of traditional health and healing practices in Indigenous communities.
- Identify the links between the environment and the health of Indigenous children, youth and their families/communities.
- Engage new networks to share best practices and learn from community-based initiatives.
Who should attend?
- Paediatricians and family physicians
- Residents and medical students
- Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
- Nurses and other health care professionals
- Clinical researchers
- Tribal, state, and federal public health employees
- Child advocates
- Community leaders/Elders
- Other professionals and family representatives dedicated to working with Indigenous children and families
- Clinical care and research
(e.g., cancer, developmental/behavioral health, epigenetics, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, infectious diseases, injury prevention, mental health promotion, nutrition/obesity/diabetes, oral health, substance use/addictions/opioids/cannabis, immunization)
(e.g. early child learning and development, child welfare, maternal-child health, family health, cultural/traditional health, youth engagement, school health)
Emerging health issues
(e.g. social media, reconciliation and calls to action, sexual health)
Public policy and health systems
(e.g. access to health services, community infrastructure, racism in health care)
Social determinants of health
(e.g. food security/food sovereignty, culture, language, education, built and/or natural environments, land-based education programs, child welfare)