Hosted by the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, in coordination with the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Region 10 Office and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
This meeting will take place concurrently at three sites in Region 10 on April 23, 2019: Anchorage, AK, Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together Tribes and Native serving organizations to develop a plan that strengthens community efforts to support tribal adolescent health. This convening will include presentations on key issues facing American Indian/Alaska Native youth with an emphasis on suicide, substance use, and sexually transmitted infections. The meeting will include an overview of the Office of Adolescent Health’s Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents and a presentation by Dr. Shaquita Bell of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Chair of the Native American Child Health Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is a unique opportunity to engage in diverse partnerships and foster collaboration to enhance and coordinate activities related to tribal adolescent health.
The goal of the meeting is to initiate the creation of tribal adolescent health action plans. The following expected outcomes have been identified:
This meeting has been planned in coordination with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway #300
Portland, OR 97201
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
701 5th Ave, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98104
Department of Housing and Urban Development
3000 C. Street, Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99503
If you have questions please contact Lewissa Swanson at 206.615.2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium please contact Jennifer Williamson at 907.729.4596 or email@example.com. If you have questions for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board please contact Stephanie Craig Rushing at 503.416.3290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Together to Create Healthier Communities for Native Youth: An Action Planning Session
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