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

Tribal Leaders' Public Health Symposium

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About the TLPHS

The Tribal Leaders' Public Health Symposium is a gathering of three-person intergenerational teams of leaders from American Indian tribes, pueblos, and nations across New Mexico and beyond. Organized by the UNM Center for Native American Health, our purpose is to orient new and emerging tribal leaders to the core functions of public health and enhance health advocacy skills at all levels of engagement including tribal, state, and federal.

Our approach to enhancing and supporting healthy tribal communities emphasizes Indigenous core values of wellness, inter-generational learning, and collective leadership. By inviting leaders with diverse expertise and at various levels of tribal governance, we aim to build a community of public health practice to learn, share expertise, and work together to support healthy American Indian communities, tribes, pueblos, and nations.

For more information, contact CNAH at (505) 272-4100 or email Norman Cooeyate

 

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The Center for Native American Health (CNAH) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Tribal Leaders’ Public Health Symposium (TLPHS)! The CNAH TLPHS will be hosted at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown in Albuquerque, NM on Monday and Tuesday, November 26 and 27, 2018.

Registration Deadline is October 31, 2018

Registration is FREE for all teams. To register your team, click the button below. 

Register for the TLPHS 2018 Symposium

Who Should Participate?

Participants must register as teams of 3 individuals including at least one recently elected or appointed Leader such as a Councilmember, Chapter official, etc. Additional team members may include any combination of:

  • Tribal Leaders - Elected/appointed Governors, Lt Governors, Tribal Council, Chapter Officials, Judges, Sheriffs, etc.
  • Emerging Leaders - Individuals who have a vision for themselves in tribal leadership or are being otherwise groomed for leadership
  • Public Health Practitioners - Tribal Health & Related Program Directors & Managers, etc.
  • Spiritual/Traditional, Elder and Youth Leaders interested in health and governance for future generations, especially Tribal Youth Council members.

Agenda Topics

The TLPHS will feature general sessions, panel presentations, small group discussions, hands-on practice, and networking opportunities around American Indian public health topics.

CNAH collaborated with a group of current and former leaders to identify potential topics for the Symposium including:

  • Orientation to the three core function of Public Health
    • Assessment
    • Policy Development
    • Assurance
  • How leaders can use data and research to become better advocates.
  • Strategies & real-life approach to developing health policies.
  • Honoring principals of self-governance and self-determination.

Travel Scholarships

A limited number of travel scholarships are available to individuals traveling at least 50 miles to attend the Symposium.

Travel scholarships are awarded first-come/first-served and are available for:

  • Two nights lodging at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel -- incidentals are on your own
  • Airfare to/from Albuquerque

The 2017 CNAH Tribal Leaders' Public Health Symposium was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque, NM on Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, 2017. The theme of the inaugural Symposium, "From Kernel to Corn Pollen", encourages natural leaders from across the lifespan (youth to elders) to take a greater role in sustaining healthy Native communities both on and off-Reservation.

2017 SUMMARY REPORT

Summary Report: 2017 Tribal Leaders' Public Health Symposium

The UNM HSC Center for Native American Health (CNAH) is proud to present the summary report for the first-ever TLPHS held on June 26-27, 2017 in Albuquerque. It is our hope that you will read through the report and relive the many highlights of the two-day workshop. In our report, we include a comprehensive evaluation of the symposium as well as a recap of workshop discussions and presentations. We thank each of you for your participation and engagement, and for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us. We hope you enjoy reading the TLPHS final report! 

Read the Final Report 

Who Should Participate?

The Symposium is open to representatives of Tribes, Pueblos, Nations, and off-reservation health organizations.

Participants must register as teams of 2-3 individuals and each team must include at least one recently elected or appointed Leader such as a Councilmember, Chapter Official, Board Member for an urban American Indian entity, etc.

Additional team members may include any combination of:

  • Administrative Leaders from tribal or urban/off-Reservation American Indian health organizations such as Tribal Administrators and Health Program Directors
  • Advocates for American Indian health including previous Tribal and community leaders
  • Leaders "from kernel to corn pollen" such as Youth and Elders interested in Tribal health and governance

Agenda Topics

The TLPHS will feature general sessions, panel presentations, small group discussions, hands-on practice, and networking opportunities around American Indian public health topics.

CNAH collaborated with a group of current and former leaders to identify potential topics for the inaugural Symposium including:

  • Understanding Government for Health
  • Creating a Vision for Community Health and Wellness
  • Using Data and Research to Become Better Advocates
  • Transferring Knowledge: "Leader to Leader"
  • Mentoring Future Tribal and Organizational Leaders
  • Effective Communication: The Key to Successful Knowledge Transfer
  • Building a Tribal Health Workforce

Travel Scholarships

A limited number of travel scholarships are available to individuals traveling at least 50 miles to attend the Symposium.

Travel scholarships are awarded first-come/first-served and are available for:

  • One or two nights lodging at the Embassy Suites Hotel -- incidentals are on your own
  • Reimbursement for travel to/from Albuquerque in a personal vehicle -- reimbursed after the Symposium
  • Airfare to/from Albuquerque