School of Public Health

Annual Summit: How to Build and Sustain Healthy Families in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

summit on infant health in American Indian tribal communities

"Healthy Seven Generations: Healthy Babies, Heathy Moms, Healthy Families"

Event Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Host/Location: Tulalip Tribes at the Tulalip Tribes Early Learning Academy in Tulalip, WA
Time: 8am to 5pm PT
Cost: Free

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Keynote Speaker: Ann Bullock, MD, (Minnesota Chippewa) Director of the Indian Health Services Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, known for her groundbreaking work in the role of prenatal and early life risk factors in the development of chronic disease, and integrating services which address stress, trauma, and depression.

The agenda for this summit includes discussions and presentations on ways to build and sustain healthy families in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, including many that touch on the AMerican Academy of Pediatrics infant safe sleep reccomendations such as:

  • better access to nutrition and breastfeeding
  • raising awareness of the effects of substance abuse, tobacco, and vaping by AI/AN pregnant and breastfeeding women and distinguish between commercial tobacco, traditional tobacco, and ceremonial use
  • barriers and obstacles to serving AI/AN families enrolled in home visiting and WIC programs and the need for culturally appropriate home visiting services in the state system