The American Indian Public Health Resource Center will host the 4th annual Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Symposium on November 20 and 21 at Prairie Knights Casino and Resort in Fort Yates, North Dakota. The Symposium brings together community stakeholders, policy makers, and program staff to improve health outcomes for Native American mothers, infants, and children through education and collaboration.
This year's symposium will share the data results of the North Dakota Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) in tribal communities, focusing on prenatal care, pregnancy and post-natal care.
Rain McNeil, California Rural Indian Health Board, will serve as the keynote speaker to explore lateral oppression and its impact on maternal, infant, and child health. Additional sessions include a panel on the cultural role of fathers in American Indian communities and the announcement of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Child Health grants and application process through the North Dakota Department of Health.
The Symposium begins at 8 a.m. November 20 and ends at 5 p.m. November 21. Attendees are invited to a dinner and cultural fitness demonstration the first night of the conference. This event is free to attend and is hosted by the CDC High Obesity Grant Program.
A block of rooms will be reserved at the Prairie Knights Casino and Resort at a conference rate of $90 per night. When making a reservation, attendees must indicate they are attending the 2019 Tribal MCH Symposium.
This year’s Symposium sponsors include the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the North Dakota Department of Health, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Care Foundation.
The American Indian Public Health Resource Center is housed in the NDSU Department of Public Health within the College of Health Professions at North Dakota State University.
The Center empowers tribal nations to achieve American Indian public health equity through community-driven education, policy, research, and services.
The Center engages and partners with tribes to advance American Indian public health priorities in their own communities.