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You are invited to join us at the

2017 National IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian (I/T/U) Health Conference -

Resiliency in Action:  Policy, Data & Collaboration

This year's conference will focus on developing and strengthening IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Program partnerships along with growing community and government relationships.

Our conference schedule at a glance:

    Day 1...      Building relationships with I/T/U, the community and government partners.

    Day 2...      Leveraging partnerships with collaborative action.


                                              Tuesday & Wednesday, August 22-23, 2017

                                                      Suquamish Clearwater Resort

                                          15347 NE Suquamish Way, Suquamish WA 98392

                                                             1-866-609-8700 toll free

This year the conference will be held at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort on the breathtaking Kitsap Peninsula, just a short ferry ride from Seattle. Named after Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish Tribe, the area boasts nearly 250 miles of saltwater shoreline and beautiful communities.

This year's conference expands our focus across the spectrum of the IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs health care system as well as related partners. Attendees from all of the following areas are encouraged to join us:

  • Urban Indian Health Program Executive Directors, CEOs, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers/Medical Directors,  Advocacy Directors, Policy Managers and Government Affairs Officers
  • Tribal leaders, especially those in HHS Region X (AK, WA, ID, OR) 
  • IHS Tribal Epidemiology Centers Directors and program staff
  • Directors and program staff at academic research programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities
  • Government partners
  • All urban Indian organizations across the U.S., both health care and community based organizations working other sectors

Optional Workshop

You are also invited to attend the free additional 2-day workshop on Native Elder Health and Health Care hosted by Partnerships for Native Health, Washington State University, following the conference on August 24-25, 2017 at Clearwater Resort. The workshop will cover:

Day 3 -  What has been done:  an overview of studies conducted and data collected on Native elder health & health care issues. 

Day 4 -  The unknowns:  guiding a research process, coordinating data collection and establishing collaboration in research partnerships.

You can attend either or both the conference and the workshop.

Registration Info

Coming soon! We expect to have the online registration portal live by June 27th. Check back then for a registration link. Online registration is necessary to attend either the conference, the workshop or both events. If you received an email invitation we will email the registration info to the same list at that time. The conference registration fee will be $150. The workshop registration is free.

Hotel Reservations

Reserve your room early....space is limited!  To receive our group discount hotel rate, call the Clearwater Resort at 866-609-8700 and identify yourself as part of the conference group.  The deadline to make reservations is Tuesday, July 25, 2017. After that date, rooms and rates are subject to availability.

Conference Information

This site will be updated with registration information, a conference agenda and additional travel information.  If you need assistance, please call Debbie Nerocker, Conference Coordinator, at (206) 324-9360 ext. 1145 or email debbien@sihb.org.


Thank you to our conference sponsor!

This conference is made possible in part from the generous support of Amerigroup!

Amerigroup

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