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National Tribal Health Conference

October 4, 2021 - October 8, 2021

The National Indian Health Board’s National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) explores health policy and its impact on Tribes, advances Tribal capacity to expand policy work, and serves as a forum to discuss policy and political work in the arenas of Tribal health care, public, behavioral, and environmental health.

Each day of the 2021 National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) will focus on the different topics relevant to this year’s theme, “The Future of Native Health in Our Changing World.” Workshops presented on each day of the conference will focus on the topical areas listed here. Plenary sessions and listening sessions will also align with each day’s topical theme.

Visit the conference website to learn more and register.


Call for Proposals

NIHB is now accepting proposals for ALL workshop sessions until August 6, 2021. Workshops are excellent opportunities to share best or promising practices, recent research or program outcomes, and provide an in-depth exploration of new or arising issues or policies. Submit a workshop proposal for a 75-minute presentation relevant to one of the following daily topics.

2021 NTHC Daily Topics:

  • Health Equity and the Trust Responsibility: Be Heard, Make Change
  • Disruption, Governance, Politics in the Tribal Health Space
  • Transformational Approaches to Financing our Health Systems
  • Resilience During Periods of Sustained Crisis
  • The Rise of Technology to Revolutionize AI/AN Health

Submission Deadline: August 6, 2021


2021 Outstanding Service Awards

NIHB is also accepting nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Service Awards. All awards will be presented at the Annual Heroes in Health Awards Gala, taking place virtually as part of the NIHB National Tribal Health Conference, October 4-8, 2021.

Each year, NIHB invites nominations for awards that recognize excellence, achievement, and contributions that go “above and beyond” the call of service and honors efforts made by individuals, organizations, and programs that have enriched and improved AI/AN health, health systems or policy. Nominations are open to a Tribe, individual, organization, or program.

Award Categories:

  • National Impact
  • Regional Impact
  • Local Impact
  • Jake Whitecrow Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Youth Impact Award


October 4, 2021
October 8, 2021
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