2023 USET | BIA ERO | IHS NAO Partnership Meeting Wrap-up

Monday, June 12 (Pre-Meeting)

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid for Tribal Communities & Indigenous Peoples: A total of ten participants from Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Narragansett Indian Tribe, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, and USET THPS staff became certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid for Tribal Communities & Indigenous Peoples, a brand new curriculum insert released in April of this year. This 3-year national certification was created by the National Council of Mental Well Being. Participants completed an 8-hour training to learn how to recognize and respond to adolescents ages 12-18 in their communities who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis and identified risk factors and protective factors specific to youth in their communities. They also learned the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Action Plan (ALGEE) that teaches Mental Health First Aiders approaches to guide youth experiencing challenges or crisis to appropriate resources and professional help. The training was facilitated by USET’s own THPS Director, Onawa M. Miller, citizen of the Quechan Indian Tribe, and the first Native National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid.
  • Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Training for Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Grantees: The five Tribal Nations represented during the 3-day training learned how to enter data into the Diabetes management system, run reports, and submit the annual diabetes audit.
  • Brackeen Post-Decision Implications
  • Long-term Strategic Planning


Tuesday, June 13


Wednesday, June 14


Thursday, June 15