6th International Meeting on Indigenous Women’s Health

“Advancing and advocating for health in rural and urban communities.”

February 18-21, 2020
Marriott Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

The International Indigenous Women’s Health Meeting, held every two years, focuses on innovative clinical care models and community-based approaches to health for women and their families in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian and Alaska Native and other Indigenous communities. During the meeting, participants will further strengthen their knowledge about prevalent health problems facing Indigenous women and acquire practical skills. Opportunities to share knowledge and support one another’s efforts, to
network, and to develop partnerships are built into the program. Topics include: rural maternity safety, trauma-informed care, maternal substance use and cultural safety. Optional hands-on sessions are available for clinical skills building and safety planning.

Program Objectives/Outcomes:

  • Employ enhanced systems of culturally-informed care to advance the health status of Indigenous women
  • Examine strategies and unique solutions to meet the emerging health needs of women in Indigenous populations
  • Implement evidence-informed practices that enhance the health care team’s clinical skills in providing quality women’s health and maternity care to Indigenous women
  • Develop partnerships to increase collaboration and information exchange between those working in Indigenous women’s health in both rural and urban settings internationally
  • Identify opportunities to improve capacity building and advocacy efforts in maternity and women’s health care


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