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Opioid Use Disorder Law and Policy: Impacts on American Indians and Alaska Natives

December 11, 2020
1 p.m. CNT

Tribal Law & OUD

As the substance use disorder crisis continues to devastate communities across the United States, Tribal and American Indian communities are also impacted; yet insufficient attention has been paid to the law and policies perpetuating this crisis in Indian country. As sovereign nations, Tribes are uniquely situated to respond public health issues using their inherent sovereign authorities. Yet, issues related to federal Indian law and cross-jurisdictional issues between Tribes, states, and the federal government further complicate the implication of evidence-based legal interventions by Tribes or to support American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This webinar will explore Tribal, state, and federal substance use disorder law and policy and its impact in Indian country. It will focus on a variety of issues related to substance use disorder, with an emphasis on opioid use disorder.

Facilitated by the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center and presented by Aila Hoss, JD

Aila Hoss is public health attorney and an Assistant Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law where she teaches and researches Indian law and health law. Prior to teaching, Professor Hoss practiced public health law as a staff attorney with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program, where she worked to improve public health through the development of legal tools and the provision of legal technical assistance to state, Tribal, local, and territorial governments.

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APHA Annual Meeting

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence”

Oct. 24-28, 2020
San Francisco

The APHA 2020 call for abstracts opens in December 2019. Currently accepting exhibitors and sponsors for APHA 2020.

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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


Save the Date! APHA 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health”

Nov. 2-6, 2019

Location is key! Join APHA in the CENTER of it all.

Reach the right people at APHA 2019. Philadelphia is in the CENTER of the northeast corridor, making it one of the easiest cities to visit. With more than 13,000 public health professionals under one roof, you are sure to make new connections, meet valued partners and maximize your marketing dollars.

An unbeatable opportunity for face-to-face engagement.

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TEC Directors Meeting

The 2019 annual TEC Directors Meeting will be held in Sacramento, CA.