Scientific Inquiry and Practice-Based Evidence for the Health of American Indians and Alaska Natives
January 7-18, 2008 in Baltimore, MD
Deadline for scholarship support: November 1, 2007
August 22 - 23, 2007 in Denver, CO
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) Region VIII is hosting a two-day conference entitled, "Research for Native Health: Strengthening Partnerships, Promoting Trust, and Increasing Communication," in collaboration with Regions VI and IX, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Indian Health Service, the Office of Minority Health, and other partners.
The two-day conference will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver, Colorado on August 22-23, 2007.
Registration will open on June 4, 2007! Register beginning June 4.
For more information, contact Jodie Bohl, JSI Research & Training Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-262-4301.
June 11 - 29, 2007 in Portland, OR
Social Determinants Of Health In Indigenous Populations
JULY 23-27 at JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Deadline for Application: April 12, 2007 (Details below)
The Indian Health Service, Health Canada, University of Alberta School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health are offering a week-long institute course on Indigenous social determinants of health that is being designed as the launch of an indigenous health training program. A total of thirty-five scholars from Indigenous communities from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be selected and provided FULL SCHOLARSHIP for tuition, room and board to participate in this Institute.
Course offering and tuition costs:
Indigenous populations shoulder the largest burden of health disparities of any racial or ethnic group in the world. These disparities are largely the result of historical, social and behavioral determinants that can be effectively addressed through evidence-based and culturally competent public health interventions. Such interventions are best developed from within Indigenous communities themselves. However, there is a paucity of Indigenous professionals trained in public health sciences and interventions research. This institute course aims at using a social determinants framework to build public health skills among Indigenous peoples to address health inequalities in Indigenous communities. Class format will include lectures from international experts in social determinants of health and with direct experience in indigenous communities. Lectures will be followed by guided class discussions and activities to explore social determinants that are most relevant to select Indigenous communities. Each class participant will formulate a work plan for social determinant research in their chosen Indigenous community.
Target audience for the course:
Application and deadline:
More information is available from the following individuals:
A supplemental course, Collecting, Analyzing and Using Public Health Data in Native American Communities (221.670.11), is also available to interested participants. This 3-credit course is offered July 16-20, 2007 (8:30 am – 12:20 pm, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm). Tuition for the course is $2,184 for 3 credits and $1,500 for non-credit. Some tuition support is also available.