The Native Research Network: 25th Anniversary
Native Health Research Conference
Resiliency- The Science of Strength
- Date: June 1-5th, 2014
- Location: Phoenix Sheraton Downtown Hotel,
The Conference brings
together researchers, students, and organizations to discuss the latest
research findings regarding American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian, and
other Indigenous peoples' health concerns. The conference enhances our
collective ability to advance biomedical, behavioral, and health services
research for the benefit of Indigenous communities, as well as showcase recent
health research projects and efforts undertaken in Native communities. The
theme of this conference is “Resiliency.
The conference agenda is
available, more information can be found at the NRN Website.
Young Women Are Sacred:
Encourage, Educate, & Empower!
- June 27th - June 29th
- Radisson Fort McDowell Resort
- Fort McDowell, Arizona
Who should attend?
- Native women ages 16-20 who want to learn
interactively, have fun, and maintain a healthy life.
- Healthy risk taking
- Business/ Entrepreneurship
- Taking care of self
- Violence prevention
- Connecting to culture
Conference scholarships due
For more information contact:
Career Development Opportunity in the Fields of American
Indian Public Health and Resilience
May 12th, 2014
- Priscilla Sanderson, PhD., Co-PI
- Nicolette I. Teuful-Shone, PhD., Co-PI
- Phone Work (520) 626-9676
- Cell: (520) 419-4228
Summer Research Enhancement Program
View brochure and Applications here,
due: March 28, 2014
Overview & Schedule
May 27 - August 1, 2014
Intensive training at
Tsaile Campus where students develop skills in disease prevention and health
promotion research techniques. Course topics include:
- Public Health,
- Ethics & Research Methods,
- Health Promotion & Disease Prevention,
- Nutrition & Nutritional Assessment,
- Cancer & Disease Processes Prevention
- Stage II
- June 16 - July 25
Student interns are
placed in or near their home communities at health care facilities or
educational institutions where they will participate in a variety of on-going
public health & health research or related projects.
- Stage III
- July 28 - August 1
At the conclusion of the
program, students & staff will work on analysis of data & presentations
of experiences in public health & health research.
While participating in
the SREP, the student researcher will receive:
- A $3,600.00 Stipend (distributed throughout the
During the 3-week
training session at Diné College-Tsaile Campus, the student will receive:
- Room & Board
- Books & Materials
- 7 transferable credit hours (4 classroom credits and 3
- All college fees & materials will be covered
A Sample of Previous
- Diné College - Shiprock, NM
- Northern Navajo Medical Center - Shiprock, NM
- Gallup Indian Medical Center - Gallup, NM
- Kayenta Health Center - Kayenta, AZ
- Tsaile Health Center - Tsaile, AZ
- Fort Defiance Health Center - Fort Defiance, AZ
- Connelly House, San Juan Regional Medical Center -
- Native American Diabetes Program - Albuquerque, NM
- Many Farms Wellness Center - Many Farms, NM
- Zuni Ramah IHS Service Unit - Zuni, NM
- Navajo Division of Health - Window Rock, AZ
- CHR Program - Gallup, NM
- Hopi Special Diabetes/Wellness Center - Second Mesa, AZ
- Chinle Wellness Center - Chinle, AZ
- Diabetes Prevention Program/Look Ahead - Shiprock, NM
- Navajo Special Diabetes Program - Fort Defiance, AZ
Navajo Nation Breast &
Cervical Cancer Program - Tuba City, AZ
Man Up Men's Health Conference
- April 10-11, 2014
- 10:30 am- 5 pm
- Hopi Veteran's Memorial Center, Kykotsmovi, Arizona
View the Save the Date card here.
Register here: http://manup4hopi.doattend.com
For more information contact Kellen Polingyumptewa: (928)734-1151
Register Now for 2nd Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit
- April 14-17, 2014
- Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
There will be two training tracks:
- Track 1 is Applied Agriculture
- Track 2 is Outreach.
Attendees can attend sessions in just one track, or they can customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions. There are also two optional Field Working Sessions on Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., which will be held at the Oneida Farm, Tsyunhehkwa and the cannery.
Also check the website if you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, or if you want to showcase any traditional foods from other tribes and regions, or want to share samples of your packaging, marketing materials or products.
Sign up now! Online registration and information is here.
Summer Research Enhancement Program (SREP)
SREP applications are due March 28th
Program dates are May 27th - August 1st
Find Applications and Brochure here.
National Indian Health Board 5th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
Building Healthy Native Communities: Knowledge, Tools and Know- How
- March 31 – April 2, 2014
- Holiday Inn Grand Montana
- Billings, Montana
NIHB’s Tribal Public Health Summit brings together Tribal leaders, Tribal health directors, medical practitioners, mental health professionals, public health staff, advocates, epidemiologist and researchers alike to present the latest information and updates on the crucial and important work currently taking place in Indian Country. As part of this dialogue, the conference provides a forum to identify both the challenges and promising solutions to achieving healthy Native Communities. The Summit also provides an unprecedented opportunity to build new partnerships and discover ways to leverage resources.
The Summit will explore a wide range of topics including: public health infrastructure, public health law & policy, data & surveillance, public health communications, public health emergency preparedness, access to care, workforce development, and new research.
Find registration and more information here.
Call for proposals
IHB encourages presentations highlighting evidenced based, best or promising practices developed in and for Tribal communities. NIHB is particularly interested in presentations that provide tools along with information and research, so that participants may leave with the tools they need to make the knowledge they gain actionable. NIHB also welcomes presentations that illustrate the ways partnerships can strengthen public health initiatives in Indian Country.
Find proposal information here.
Proposal application: Print or Online version.
Call for Special Diabeties Program for Indians posters
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals highlighting the accomplishments of their programs to be presented during the 5th Annual NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit, “Building Healthy Native Communities: Knowledge, Tools, and Know-How” from March 31-April 2, 2014 in Billings, Montana.
This is a great way to highlight your program and for your success stories to be heard by a large audience. Grantees interested in submitting a proposal can send them directly to NIHB via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 3, 2014.
Find poster information here.
"Protecting our tribal youth: Utilizing research and civil rights resources to address school-based bullying, harassment, and discrimination."
- Wednesday, February 5th
- 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
Partnerships for Native Health at the University of Washington is excited to invite you to participate in our inaugural online seminar, the first in a quarterly series that will address community-based solutions on issues relating to behavioral health in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Our goal is to bring speakers of varying expertise to address behavioral health topics in a manner that acknowledges that there are many factors, such as access to resources, trauma, and discrimination that influence the health of Native people.
The webinar will be facilitated by Abigail Echo-Hawk, MPS (Pawnee).
Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day
The Arizona Commission
of Indian Affairs, in partnership with the Navajo Technical College and ASU
Office of American Indian Initiatives hosts the 19th Annual Indian Nations and
Tribes Legislative Day to pay tribute to the history and culture of the American
Indian peoples and their contributions to the prosperity and cultural diversity
of the United States & State of Arizona.
To register & for
more info, visit http://azcia.gov/registration/.
For the draft agenda & parking map: http://azcia.gov/INTLD.asp
Health Resilience among American Indians in Arizona:
Strengthening Communities through Stories of Resilience
- Wednesday January 29, 2014
- Time: 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
- Registration is from 8:30 A.M. - 9 A.M.
- Location: Native American Cultural Center,
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
The conference and workshop
will present local research, a physician panel, digital storytelling, and
View the conference flyer and program here.
For more information
CAIR Research Pilot
We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle eBook Cultural Values
Contest for Native Youth
- Contest Deadline: January 31, 2014
We R Native and
Reconnecting the Circle announce a joint eBook contest for Native American
youth ages 13 to 24. The eBook contest invites youth to think about their
cultural values and express themselves using a medium of their choice - essay,
photography, graphics, illustration, video, audio or a combination. Cultural
values include respect, honesty, love, bravery, humility, truth and wisdom.
Find more information
about the eBook Cultural Values Contest online.
- December 3rd
- 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.
- Native American Cultural Center, Gathering Room
Conference: Native American Fatherhood & Families
Association 10th Annual Conference, “Fatherhood is Leadership”
- Dates: November 4-6, 2013
- Location: Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel, Mesa, AZ
- Contact: email@example.com or call (480) 833-5007
Conference: Spirit of Eagles Cancer in Native Communities
Conference, "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities:
Strength Through Tradition and Science"
- Dates: October 25-28, 2013
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- The American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative
on Cancer announces their ninth national conference. The conference aims
to provide a forum for community leaders and members to address critical
cancer issues among Native people, review advances in cancer research and
highlight the strengths of AI/AN traditions in promoting comprehensive
cancer prevention and control.
- More information
Training: Samhsa’s Native American Center for Excellence (NACE) in
Collaboration with the Sobermiut and the Awakening Spiritual Unity Foundations
of Anchorage, Alaska the Gather of Native Americans “Training of Facilitators
- Dates: September 9th - 12th, 2013
- Location: Guesthouse Inn and Suites, 321 E 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
- The goal of this training is to train qualified Native
participants to facilitate and implement the GONA curriculum in their
- GONA is based on the following values that are inherent
in traditional Native cultures: Belonging, Mastery, Interdependence, and
- Participants will learn a prevention strategy framework
to examine historical trauma and its impact on multiple issues related to
alcohol and substance use today, and learn facilitation techniques to
support community healing and empowerment to make local changes.
- Participants must meet minimum qualifications, see
attachments. Applicants are responsible for their own expenses; there are
no scholarships available. There is no registration fee or
costs associated with training materials.
- For more information, contact: Josefine Haynes-Battle, Government Project
Officer, SAMHSA, Nelia Nadal, Alternate Government Project
Officer, SAMHSA, or AJ Ernst, Ph.D., NACE Project Director
American Association on
Health & Disability and the United Spinal Association
Preventing Falls in
Adults with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions: What Works
2013 Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference
- Dates: September 19th and 20th
- Location: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical
Campus. Aurora, Colorado
- Theme: Community Level Intervention and Outcomes for
- Presentations by Dr. Ed Trickett and Dr. David Henry
(University of Illinois at Chicago) about conceptualizing community level
interventions and assessing their impact.
- Presentations will be followed by opportunities for
roundtable discussions about how these concepts and measurement strategies
can impact our respective and collective efforts to support the
development of children and youth in American Indian, Alaska Native,
Native Hawaiian, and Canadian First Nations communities.
- More information on
Conference: 13th Annual Communities
Collaborative Conference (Brain Development)
- Dates: August 7-8, 2013
- Location: Shooting Star Casino and Events Center,
- The Explosive Child/Lost In School: Dr. Ross Greene
- Building Resilience (How to Maintain Health &
Well-Being While Working with Children & Youth Who Have Experienced
- Conscious Discipline
- Adverse Childhood Education for Children
Conference: Center for American Indian Resilience Conference,
"Sharing our strengths and stories of resilience" (CALL FOR POSTER
- Dates: August 7-9, 2013
- Location: Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Hwy,
Tucson, AZ 85756
- A gathering for community members, community
organizations, university/college students, staff, and faculty to come
together and explore resiliency among indigenous communities. 2 day
conference agenda and an optional 3rd day for
writing/digital story workshop with limited seating.
- A registration
form must be submitted, the deadline is July 26
- Student poster presentations are now
- For more information, contact Addie June-Tsosie at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(520) 626-9672 or visit the website
Event: NACP Cancer Support Group Kick-Off
- Date: August 10, 2013
- Location: Northern Arizona University Native American
Cultural Center, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
- Free one-day event for cancer patients, cancer
survivors, caretakers, and family members
- Flier with more details
- For further information, contact Marissa Adams at email@example.com or
Conference: 2013 American Indian Research Center for Health
Conference,“Addressing Tribal Health Priorities through a Community-Based
Translational Research Framework” (CALL FOR WORKSHOP & POSTER
- Dates: August 15-16, 2013
- Location: Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler,
- The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA)
American Indian Research Center for Health (AIRCH) in collaboration with
the Dental Prevention Clinical Support Center (DPCSC) is seeking workshop
& poster presentations for the 2013 AIRCH Conference: Addressing
Tribal Health Priorities through a Community-Based Translational Research
- The conference focus will be on translational research,
scientific research that helps to make findings from basic science useful
for practical applications that enhance human health and well-being.
Translational research links the discoveries of the research bench to the
development of better diagnostic methods, therapeutic products and
preventive processes that improve healthcare outcomes. More specifically,
translational research can help in understanding the contributions of the
various components of translational research which addresses health
disparities among American Indians.
- This conference will examine tribal health priorities
and translational research to help build tribal health and oral health
research capacity for the present and into the future. It will provide
ongoing dialogue among tribal leaders, health officials, researchers,
students and other key stakeholders regarding current and future translational
research in American Indian communities.
- The following items can be accessed at the ITCA AIRCH
website: “Save the Date” card, Registration Packet, Call for Workshop
& Poster Presentations, and Agenda-At-A-Glance.
- Questions regarding the registration packet may be
directed to Bernadette Guy at (602) 258-4822
- Additional questions regarding the call for
presentations may be directed to Naomi Lane at (602) 258-4822
- More information
Conference: NIHB's 3rd annual Native Youth Health Summit
- Dates: August 23-26, 2013
- Location: Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City,
- Focused on two critical health issues in Indian
Country: cancer and diabetes
- Include digital story-telling workshops, health
prevention and education sessions on the emerging issues related to
diabetes and cancer
- Provides tools to create youth-developed prevention and
education short films
- Participants will gain the tools and knowledge
necessary to tell their stories through digital film-making
- Registration and
Conference: Native Innovation's 2013 Technology Leadership
Conference: “Digital Learning for
the American Indian Student”
- Dates: June 27-29, 2013
- You can book your room after April
- Native Innovation Inc., A Native
American & Veteran Owned Company, www.nativeinnovation.us, 3170 Kweo Trail; Flagstaff AZ 86001 (Flagstaff Branch)
- Highway 191; Route 8009; Rock Point,
AZ (Rock Point HQ)
- 877-511-2342 (voice/fax), 928.255.2200
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Technical Support)
Conference: 21st Annual Winslow Wellness Conference, “Hozh
– Beauty, Balance & Harmony”
- Dates: June
25 & 26, 2013
- Location: Twin
Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, Twin Arrows, AZ.
- Any questions and further details
regarding the conference please contact: Loren Thomas, Conference Coordinator
at (928) 289-6237 or Julia Thomas, WIHCC Health Promotion Administrative
Assistant at (928) 289-6122.
Training: Tribal Undergraduate Research Training and Learning
- Dates: Monday, June 3, 2013 to
Friday, August 9, 2013
- The TURTLE program is an
undergraduate research program for Native American students that is funded by
the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE).
The goal of the program is to provide behavioral health undergraduates Community
Based Participatory Research experiences and training to prepare them for
graduate school in psychology. The program provides a 10-week summer research
experience under the direction of selected faculty members with the SGCoE at
the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The research themes will
include opportunities for research in mental health, suicide prevention,
substance abuse, and other issues relevant to Indian Country. Seminar programs
will cover the range of basic science to community-based research programs and
ethical research in Native American communities.
- The TURTLE program has four openings
for the summer of 2013 for rising undergraduate college sophomores, juniors and
- Participants will receive $4,000
based on a 10-week, 40 hours per week research experience.
- Interested participants must
complete an application, including an autobiographical sketch, and submit their
college transcript and two letters of recommendation.
- Application deadline: Friday, March
22, 2013 and continues until all positions are filled.
- You can apply on-line.
- For more information, please
contact: http://ndinbre.org/opportunities/turtle/ or Rosalyn Marcellais at email@example.com or
Conference: NIHB 4th Annual National Tribal Public
Health Summit and 30th Annual NIHB Consumer Conference
- Dates: June 17-19, 2013
- Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
- The theme for this year's Public
Health Summit is, "Maps, Moccasins and Milestones: Our Journey to
- The Public Health Summit is an
opportunity for Tribal leaders, Tribal health administrators, Area Indian
Health Boards, health care professionals, and individuals to meet and discuss
successes, challenges, opportunities, and the future of health care for AI/AN
- Stay tuned to the NIHB website at www.nihb.org for updates on the 2013 NIHB Public Health Summit.
Grants: OJJDP FY 2013 National Intertribal Youth Leadership
- OJJDP is seeking applicants for the
National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative.
- The award recipient will plan and
implement an initiative to enhance tribal efforts to increase youth engagement,
coordination, and action related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention,
and public safety in Indian country.
- More information.
Resources: Website on Native American Food, Agriculture and
- A new website launched today
provides a valuable online resource for Native American tribes, organizations
and individuals who are involved in food systems and agricultural efforts,
and/or who are aiming for better health and nutrition for their families and
- Features a diverse variety of
resources and information, ranging from tribal gardens, farms and markets, to
youth programs and farm-to-school efforts, to seed saving, to traditional and
medicine, to food marketing and handling, to home gardening, canning and
healthy family eating.
Conference: Promising Practices:
Advancing Whole Health Through a Trauma-Informed System
- Date: Friday May 17,
- Time: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Location: The High
Country Conference Center at NAU, Flagstaff, AZ
- Early Bird Registration:
$65, after April 10th: $75
- NARBHA's 3rd Annual
Healthcare Integration Conference brings you the leading voices in
trauma-informed care together with conscientious medical experts, healthcare
practitioners, and community leaders to advance the integration of primary and
behavioral health care.
Webinar: Older Adults and Oral Health: Inspiring Community-Based
Partnerships for Healthy Mouths
- Presented by U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
- Date: May 15, 2013
- Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Arizona time)
- Contact: Danielle.Nelson@AoA.hhs.gov
Webinar: Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training
Centers: Webinar Series Honoring National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- Date: March 15, 2013
- Time: 4 different
sessions from 10am - 4:30pm CT
- Registration is closed,
but this training will be recorded who those who were not able to register.
- If you would like to
receive email notification of when this recording is available, please contact
Ashley Tijerina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar: Suicide Prevention Resource
Center Online Training
- The Suicide Prevention
Resource Center launches an enhanced version of Locating and Understanding Data
for Suicide Prevention. This one-hour online course introduces a number of
readily-accessible online data sources that suicide prevention practitioners can
use to help understand the suicide problem in their state or community. The
course also explains some key concepts that will help practitioners select the
sources and data that will be the most useful for informing their prevention
- More information.
Conference: NIHB 2013 National Tribal
Public Health Summit (CALL FOR PROPOSALS)
- Dates: June 17-19, 2013
- Deadline for proposals: May 17, 2013
- Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood,
- The NIHB invites
proposals for presenters addressing Tribal public health topics such as: Public
Health Accreditation, Promising Research, Epidemiological practices, findings,
or innovations in addressing AI/AN in Public Health, Traditional practices,
Social Marketing, Chronic Disease, Behavioral Health, Public health law,
- More information.
Webinar: Two-Spirit Learning Community
Webinar – “Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA)”
- Date: Tuesday, March 26,
- Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
- Drum-Assisted Recovery
Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA) is a culturally-based drum behavioral
therapy recently developed for Ais/Ans with substance use disorders. While
DARTNA incorporates drumming as its core focus of treatment, it also draws upon
elements from other treatment programs that are congruent with indigenous-based
healing concepts. The current DARTNA treatment program consists of a 3-hour
treatment session, scheduled 2 times weekly over 12 weeks. An overview of the
developmental DARTNA research activities will be discussed including:
- Results from a set of
focus groups among Ais/Ans with substance use disorders, providers, and the
DARTNA community advisory board (CAB)
- Results from a pretest
Webinar: Circle of Life HIV/AIDS/STI
Prevention Curriculum for AI/AN Youth Webinar
- Date: March 20, 2013
- Time: 1:00 PM (eastern
- The Office of Minority
Health Resource Center will release a HIV/AIDS/STI prevention curriculum for
AI/AN youth. The Circle of Life is based on the medicine wheel, which focuses
on mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness concepts. It is a
holistic health promotion model to help students learn about making healthy
choices to prevent diseases like HIV/AIDS.
- The curriculum is
intended for middle school grade levels.