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Webinar -- Mountain States RHEC's Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Overview of Working with Tribal Governments

  • Event Summary


    Are you interested in learning more more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments?

    The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) aims to end health disparities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. One of its main priority areas is to provide education and awareness of Cultural and Linguistic Competency within the region. In 2017, it will host a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of CLAS Standards and cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities, and the impact of cultural needs assessments. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:

    1.    Describe tribal communities and the history of American Indian law and policies
    2.    Discuss the self-determination component of tribes with regard to the   environment and natural resources, as well the Federal Government’s treaty obligations
    3.    Describe the healthcare system within Indian Country, including an explanation of tribally operated 638 programs and Indian Health Service direct healthcare services




    Richard Mousseau, Director, Community Health Prevention Programs, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board



    Jason Baldes, Director of Wind River Native Advocacy Center, and Elton Naswood, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Minority Health Resource Center


    Wind River Native Advocacy Center
    Benefits of the Wind River Native Advocacy Center are: empowering the tribes and Native Americans in Wyoming for an effective voice for their interests and enforcement of their rights in relationship to the State of Wyoming and other entities; increased control over resources for the benefit of the tribes and Native Americans; the Wind River Indian Reservation receiving its share of funding from the State of Wyoming and other sources; increased ability to apply for grants and to establish self-supporting enterprises, and increased potential for economic sustainability and accountability.

    The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is a one-stop source for minority health literature, research, and referrals for consumers, community organizations, and health professionals. As the nation's largest repository of information on health issues specific to African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the OMHRC offers a variety of information resources, from access to online document collections to database searches to customized responses to requests for information and assistance.

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    The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council is one of 10 Regional Health Equity Councils formed in 2011 as a part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through the coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders that are committed to action. The Mountain States RHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The Mountain States RHEC envisions a nation free of disparities in health and health care. Visit Mountain States RHEC’s website for more information:

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