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Community Voices: BRFSS and ACES

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The United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC) hosted two webinars titled “Community Voices: BRFSS and ACEs” in March 2017. The webinar provided an overview of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).


The BRFSS objective is to collect uniform data on preventive health practices and risk behaviors that are linked to chronic diseases, injuries, and preventable infectious diseases that affect the adult population.


The USET TEC staff shared how a Tribal Nation can benefit from conducting a BRFSS, how the survey is conducted, how BRFSS data can be used, and how USET can assist in the process.


ACEs are traumatic experiences occurring before the age of 18 that a person remembers as an adult.


An ACE score is a measure of cumulative exposure to adverse childhood conditions. The USET TEC staff reviewed the benefits of measuring ACEs and discussed the need to implement a comprehensive ACEs program, including training and referral processes. Resources were also shared with participants.

See the recorded webinar here.


BRFSS and ACES write up


2017 USET GPRA Best Practices Conference

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United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) hosted the 2017 USET Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Best Practices Conference in Nashville, TN on March 14-15, 2017. This year’s conference had participation from 14 of the 26 USET member Tribal Nations. The conference focused on new and existing GPRA measures and topics such as reducing stress in the workplace, telehealth, and fitness and wellness programs.


Participants look forward to this conference every year because it is an opportunity for them to learn from and work with their peers to improve their programs.


By using feedback from previous conferences and collaborating with the Indian Health Service (IHS) Nashville Area Office and the Tribal Nation health clinics, USET is able to put together an agenda that is meaningful for the participants. The success of the conference is due to the hard work of USET and IHS staff and to the contributions and presentations from clinics in the area.





UIHI and defeatHIV: A Brief Introduction to HIV Cure Research Webinar

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The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) is excited to partner with the defeatHIV Community Advisory Board to honor National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Monday, March 20th, 2017. We will hold a webinar that will discuss HIV in American Indians and Alaska Natives, HIV cure research, and ways the community and researchers can work together.

Webinar Date and Time:
March 20, 2017
10:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific

Call-in-toll-free number: 1-866-325-4292 (US)
Conference Code: 253 140 7682

Register for the Webinar

Online announcement


Defeat HIV


The National Tribal Forum for Excellence in Community Health Practice

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Come join us! August 30 & 31, 2016

The National Tribal Forum for Excellence in Community Health Practice (National Tribal Forum) aims to build a national community of practice in Tribal public health.

Honoring the diversity of Tribes and their unique pathways to wellness, the National Tribal Forum will gather leaders and professionals working in Native communities to share their journeys, learn from each other, and continue to develop a network focused on one common goal: healthy Native communities.

Red Star International, Inc. and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board invite you to join us in Spokane to celebrate ‘Our Nations, Our Journeys’ at the 2016 National Tribal Forum.


WHEN: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – Wednesday, August 31, 2016
WHERE: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd., Spokane, Washington 99001

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