Center for Native American Health

MSC07 4246
1001 Medical Arts Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Physical Location:
Integrity Building
2nd Floor

Phone: (505) 272-4100
Fax: (505) 272-6019

CNAH host Inaugural Tribal Leaders’ Public Health Symposium (TLPHS)

June 27, 2017

TLPHS - Introductions

The Center for Native American Health (CNAH) held the inaugural Tribal Leaders’ Public Health Symposium on July 26 and 27, focused on the theme “From Kernel to Corn Pollen.”  Individuals representing American Indian Tribes, Pueblos, and Nations as well as AI-serving programs, registered as teams to attend the inaugural event.  Nearly 40 individuals in 11 teams attended the Symposium from New Mexico and Arizona Pueblos, Tribes and Nations and one urban Native community.

The symposium was designed to provide a basic foundation of public health knowledge and skills for new and future Tribal Leaders to advocate for improving the health and wellbeing of their communities. Topics including Understanding Government for Health, Using Data and Research to Advocate for Health, and Transferring Knowledge “Leader to Leader” were presented to capitalize on the existing knowledge of the participants through meaningful dialogue and knowledge exchange. Participants also had the opportunity to learn from experienced Tribal leaders who shared their experience, stories, and wisdom through panel presentations, table discussions, and consensus building.

Leadership PanelMeaningful learning experiences were had by all those in attendance, including our CNAH team! And we thank all our speakers, facilitators, students, and participants who made the first TLPHS a great success! We would also like to acknowledge and extend our sincerest gratitude to the members of the planning committee who helped guide and design the Symposium agenda from “kernel to corn pollen” – from idea to execution!

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