2018 National Tribal Public Health Summit

TRIBAL OPIOID CONSULTATION

MAY 21-22

This two-day event is free of charge and no prior registration is needed.

Overview

The rising number of opioid overdose deaths is a serious public health crisis that affects individuals, families and communities. American Indians and Alaska Natives have been disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis. For example, they had the highest drug overdose death rates in 2015 and the largest percent increase in the number of deaths from 1995 to 2015 relative to other racial/ethnic groups. This Tribal Consultation, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, will bring together the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and tribal leaders and their representatives, offering a unique and comprehensive opportunity to address issues around this crisis with all three agencies in one locale. The consultation will facilitate the provision of information and afford the opportunity for Tribal nations to have meaningful input as these agencies and Institute develop priorities, strategies, and programs to address the opioid crisis. This consultation reflects the commitment of these agencies to engage with tribal nations and the critical importance of ensuring that programs are responsive to the needs of tribal nations.

 

Event Details

Please join us for this special event led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


The Tribal Opioid Consultation will take place Monday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd in conjunction with the National Indian Health Board's Tribal Public Health Summit. 


This two-day event is free of charge and no prior registration or Summit registration is needed.

Consultation Agenda & Additional Information

 To download a copy of the agenda, click HERE.

 

To view the NIH Framing Letter in preparation for the Consultation/Listening Session, click HERE

 


 

 


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