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NIHB Announces 1st Brain Health Action Institute for Tribal Nations

January 24, 2020

Join us for the 1st
Brain Health Action Institute
for Tribal Nations
In conjunction with the 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit
FREE Pre-Summit Day
March 17, 2020
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, NE

Please join the National Indian Health Board and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an all-day, action-oriented public health institute on brain health, Tuesday, March 17th. This is part of the pre-summit day for the 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities are expected to see an increase in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the next few decades due, in part, to an increased life span of Native Americans. While a larger elder population is a strength for communities, it does mean that more attention and action is needed for reducing the risk for ADRD, supporting those diagnosed, and assisting caregivers.

This institute will support Tribes and Tribal organizations in using the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for Indian Country to start conversations, as well as develop and plan strategies for improving brain health in their own communities. The Road Map for Indian Country is the first-ever public health guide focused on dementia in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

Recommended participants include individuals who are already or aspire to be champions of brain health within their communities. This includes, but is not limited to Tribal leaders, health directors, clinicians, Tribal program staff and motivated community members.

Participation is free and open to all who are ready to learn and champion brain health! You do not need to pay Summit fees to participate in this session, however please RSVP at the link below to secure your spot. Space is limited so register today!

Last modified: February 6, 2020