Month June 2017

Month June 2017

2017 National Tribal Public Health Summit

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The 2017 National Tribal Public Health Summit was held June 6-8 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, AK.


“Together We Rise: Sustaining Tribal Public Health as a National Priority”


Conference Tracks:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Public Health Policy, Infrastructure and Capacity
  • Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health
  • Climate Change and Environmental Health
  • Empowering Youth Wellness


NIHB Tribal Public Health Summit website.

TEC table at NIHB Tribal Public Health SummitTEC table at NIHB Tribal Public Health Summit.

2017 CTEC Summer Research Assistant Program

TEC News
The California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC) kicked off the 2017 Summer Research Assistant Program with an orientation in Sacramento, CA, on June 15.


This year, CTEC staff will mentor 3 students working at Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs in Northern and Central California.


Students’ work will be guided by epidemiologic and evaluation-related projects the Health Programs would like assistance with over the summer.

Summer Research Assistant Program

NPR: Montana Lacks Addiction Resources

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From Montana Public Radio: 2 Sisters Try To Tackle Drug Use At A Montana Indian Reservation


There’s a narrative about the methamphetamine epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled it in the 2000s, yet now it’s back with a vengeance because of super labs and drug cartels in Mexico. But here on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, it never really went away.


This article appeared on NPR’s Health Shots.

Read the full article here.