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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21766.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

ADVANCING HEALTH EQUITY FOR NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH

May 6, 2014

Hotel Albuquerque
Alvarado Salon, Room D
800 Rio Grande Boulevard, NW
Albuquerque, NM

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome, Blessing, and Overview
Antonia M. Villarruel, Ph.D.1
Roundtable Co-Chair
Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Gabriel R. Sanchez, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Center for Health Policy
University of New Mexico
Blessing
8:45 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker
Moderator: Antonia M. Villarruel, Ph.D.
Roundtable Co-Chair
The Power of Protection: American Indian/Alaska Native Youth Resilience
Teresa LaFromboise, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Education
Stanford University

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1 Now at the University of Pennsylvania.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21766.
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9:45 – 11:15 Panel #1: Youth Voices
Moderator: Melissa Simon, M.D., M.P.H.
George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Lia Abeita-Sanchez
University of New Mexico
Iris Sisneros
Native American Community Academy
Mary Lou Gutierrez
Newcomb High School
Shyann Lee
Newcomb High School
Micah Clark
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Kyle Smith
University of New Mexico
11:15 Break
11:30 – 1:00 Panel #2: Health and Mental Health
Moderator: Francisco Garcia, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Pima County Health Department
Tucson, AZ
Culturally Based Interventions for the Prevention of Substance Use/Abuse Among Native American Youth
Who Are Preteens/Early Adolescents
John Lowe, Ph.D.
Wymer Distinguished Professor of Nursing
Florida Atlantic University
The Joys and Challenges of Helping Native Youth Tell Their Stories About Health and Wellness
Susie John, M.D., M.P.H.
Pediatrician, Northern Navajo Medical Center Teen Life Program
Shiprock, NM
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21766.
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By Age 7 . . . The Development of Our Next Seven Generations
Gayle Dine’Chacon, M.D.
Director, Center for Native American Health
School of Medicine
University of New Mexico
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 Panel #3: Education
Moderator: Jeffrey Henderson, M.D., M.P.H.
President and CEO, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health
American Indians and the Health Professions: A Growing Crisis
Sam Deloria
Director
American Indian Graduate Center, Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
Tribal Science: Ensuring the Evolution and Practice of Indigenous
Scientists and Researchers in the 21st Century and Beyond
Jacqueline Bolman, Ph.D.
Director, Center of STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Mathematics) Excellence
Humboldt State University
Valuing Traditions and New Pathways
Valerie Romero-Leggott, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Diversity
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Executive Director, School of Medicine Combined
B.A./M.D. Degree Program
3:45 – 4:00 Break
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4:00 – 4:45 Concluding Reflections
Victor Medrano
Division Director, Division of Program Development and Operations
Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cathy Malone, M.B.A.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mildred Thompson, M.S.W.
Roundtable Co-Chair
Director, Center for Health Equity and Place
PolicyLink
4:45 Workshop Adjourns
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21766.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21766.
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More than 2 million Americans below age 24 self-identify as being of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Many of the serious behavioral, emotional, and physical health concerns facing young people today are especially prevalent with Native youth (e.g., depression, violence, and substance abuse). Adolescent Native Americans have death rates two to five times the rate of whites in the same age group because of higher levels of suicide and a variety of risky behaviors (e.g., drug and alcohol use, inconsistent school attendance). Violence, including intentional injuries, homicide, and suicide, accounts for three-quarters of deaths for Native American youth ages 12 to 20. Suicide is the second leading cause of death—and 2.5 times the national rate—for Native youth ages 15 to 24.

Arrayed against these health problems are vital cultural strengths on which Native Americans can draw. At a workshop held in 2012, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, presenters described many of these strengths, including community traditions and beliefs, social support networks, close-knit families, and individual resilience. In May 2014, the Academies held a follow-up workshop titled Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth. Participants discussed issues related to (1) the visibility of racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care as a national problem, (2) the development of programs and strategies by and for Native and Indigenous communities to reduce disparities and build resilience, and (3) the emergence of supporting Native expertise and leadership. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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