Our Nations Our Journeys: 2018 Indigenous Public Health Forum

August 29, 2018 5:00 PM

Saint Paul, MN

2018 Forum

The 2018 Our Nations, Our Journeys Indigenous Public Health Forum was convened on August 29-30, 2018, in St. Paul, MN. The theme, “Transforming Our Health Systems” was about aligning Indigenous approaches to health and healing with our public health services and health care delivery. Indigenous approaches to health and healing are holistic, encompassing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Despite this holistic view, our health services are often delivered in silos, without connection or coordination. Health system transformation occurs when public health (community focus) and health care (individual focus) services are connected and aligned with Indigenous values, beliefs and practices.

At the forum, we listened to expert panels and presentations highlighting health system transformation activities occurring in tribal and urban Indian communities.

Hear what the keynotes speakers had to say below.

Elva (Cookie) Allan, Owner, Advanced Management Strategies/Coeur d’Alene Tribe

Lindsey Holt, MSW, Marimn Health’s Behavioral Health Department

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Raquel E. Aviles (Yaqui), Pascua Yaqui Tribe Health Services
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Resources & Presentations

Explore the presentations and other resources from the forum.

Indigenous Pathways to Health

Data as Knowledge

Governance for Health

Performance & Innovation