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Tribal Epidemiology Centers Webinar

posted Feb 19, 2016, 2:05 PM by NPA RHEC   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 10:36 AM ]
On February 23, 2015, the American Indian and Alaska Native Health Equity Caucus hosted the webinar Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Addressing American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities. The webinar provided an overview of the Tribal Epidemiology Centers and urban Indian Health Institute, their findings to date on the challenges in addressing health disparities, and how RHECs and RHEC members can partner to promote health equity for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). With 566 federally recognized tribes and an estimated 5.2 million AI/ANs living in the United States, this population continues to experience some of the greatest health disparities in the U.S. The collective burden of historical trauma, toxic stress, and adverse childhood experiences impacts social determinants of health such as access to educational and job opportunities. For example, life expectancy for AI/ANs is lower than the average U.S life expectancy by 5 years.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed below.

Tribal Epidemiology Centers_Addressing AIAN Health Disparities