At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
- Apply new skills and insights about the determinants of Indigenous health to benefit children, youth and communities.
- Work with others toward achieving health equity for Indigenous children, youth and communities.
- Apply an enhanced understanding of culturally competent care and 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 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
Topic areas include:
- Behavioral health
- Community participatory research
- Cultural/Traditional health
- Healthy communities/Environmental health
- Infectious diseases
- Injury prevention
- International health
- Maternal-child health
- Nutrition/Obesity/Diabetes/Food sovereignty
- Oral health
- Skills Building
- Social determinants of health
- Substance abuse/Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder