2nd National Conference on American Indian Health video coverage

Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans

5/15/17 - If you were unable to attend or view the livestream on May 1st, video coverage of all 3 panels is now available.

The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) will partner to hold a conference entitled, Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans, featuring effective, family-based approaches to promoting life-long health. The conference will include leaders from national tribal organizations, Johns Hopkins institutions, private foundations, allied political leaders, and experts in family advocacy.  The event will be live-streamed and will result in a post-conference report with recommendations for public and private sector action. The conference is free but RSVP is required.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will live streamed.  Click here to join us online!

Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans

May 1, 2017
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Feinstone Hall
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Presented in partnership by Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (JHCAIH) and Native American Fatherhood & Families Association (NAFFA)

8:00 am - Light breakfast

8:30 am - Opening Blessing, W.J. Strickland
                Welcome - Allison Barlow, PhD, MPH, JHCAIH and Albert Pooley, MSW, MPA (Hopi/Navajo), NAFFA
                Comments from Casey Foundation - Anita Fineday, JD, MPA (White Earth Nation)

9:00 am - KEYNOTE: Donald Warne, MD, MPH (Oglala Lakota), MD, MPH, North Dakota State University

9:45 am - PANEL 1: Sacred Families, Healthy Children: How the Roots of Indigenous Culture Promote Health and Resilience -Moderator - Amy Fa'atoafe, MSW, NAFFA

  • Fatherhood and Motherhood are Sacred, Albert Pooley, MSW, MPA (Navajo/Hopi), Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

  • The Early Roots of Health, Ann Bullock, MD (Minnesota Chippewa), Indian Health Service

  • There is No (Ojibwe) (Navajo) word for Foster Care, Anita Fineday, JD, MPA, (White Earth Nation) Casey Family Programs

11:30 am - Break/Refreshments

11:45 am - PANEL 2: Engaging Families Across the Lifespan - Moderator - Leo Nolan, MEd (Akwesasne Mohawk Nation), JHCAIH

  • Family Spirit Early Childhood Intervention, Crystal Kee (Navajo), JHCAIH and Allison Barlow, PhD, MPH, JHCAIH

  • Linking Generations By Strengthening Relationships, Mark Pooley, MEd (Navajo/Hopi), Native American Fatherhood and Families Association & Sean Brotherson, PhD, North Dakota State University 

  • Promoting Health with Anishinabe Families, Melissa Walls, PhD, (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nation Anishinabe), University of Minnesota

1:30 pm - Lunch break and Networking

2:30 pm - PANEL 3: Parenting as Medicine Against Toxic Stress, Trauma and Substance Use: Best Practices - Moderator - Kathy Etz, PhD, NIDA

  • Strengthening Families, Middle School Children and Parents, Nancy Whitesell, PhD, University of Colorado, and Alicia Mousseau, PhD, (Oglala Lakota), University of Colorado

  • Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) Michelle Sarche, PhD, (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe), University of Colorado

  • Resilience and Family-Based Approaches to Promoting Wellness, John Walkup, MD, Weill Cornell Medical School

4:15 pm - Closing Comments - RADM Chris Buchanan, Acting Director, Indian Health Service

4:30 pm - Closing Blessing

4:35 pm - Reception and Networking

RSVP to attend!

For more information, please call the Center for American Indian Health at (410) 955-6931.

Casey Family Programs - Gold Sponsor
Aetna Foundation - Bronze Sponsor

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