USET THPS 2023 Best Practices Conference
August 1 - August 3
USET THPS 2023 Best Practices Conference
August 1-3, 2023
We invite you to join us in person for our fifth annual Best Practices Conference, hosted by the USET Tribal Health Program Support (THPS), where USET member Tribal Nations and stakeholders from across Indian Country will connect to share their innovative work in public health, healthcare, behavioral health, and more. Our connections to one another, community, culture, and land have provided healing since time immemorial. This year’s theme, Healing through Connection, will highlight the resiliency of Tribal Nations and how healing through connection moves us forward.
When: August 1-3, 2023
Where: Nashville, TN
Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Make your hotel reservation by July 1st to receive the group rate of $174.00/night.
If you make your hotel reservation by July 1st, you will be entered into a raffle for an amazing prize.
Who should attend: Health directors, clinic staff, diabetes coordinators, social services personnel, emergency services personnel, and public health professionals.
Tracks will include Tribal Best Practices from:
- Behavioral Health
- Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Clinical Practices
- Indigenous Methods
Registration: Registration is now open. Register by May 5th to be entered into a raffle for an amazing prize!
Exhibitors can reserve a table at no cost by registering for the meeting.
Download the USET/USET SPF Events app from your app store. Then within the app search for USET 2023 THPS Best Practices Conference. Download the event to the app. You can use it to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, create your personal schedule, view all agendas, and connect with attendees.
If you have used the app for a previous USET meeting, you will need to exit that event. Click on your profile, go to settings, and click “exit the event” at the bottom of the screen. Then search for USET 2023 THPS Best Practices Conference and download the event to your app.
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COVID Protocols (as of 09/15/2022, subject to change)
The USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (USET TEC) is a recognized public health authority supported by the Tribal Nations within the USET region. Throughout the course of the COVID pandemic, we have relied on their expertise to guide us to ensure for the overall safety, health, and wellness for our members, staff, and event attendees. As the impacts of COVID have evolved, we have continued to assess our protocols to ensure that they remain reflective of the current status of the pandemic. Today, we are announcing the following updates to the USET sponsored meeting COVID protocols:
USET/USET SPF Sponsored Meetings
- Up to date* vaccinated attendees will not be required to mask and can fully engage without restrictions. Vaccinated attendees will provide proof of up-to-date status via self-attestation. Daily testing is strongly encouraged.
- Unvaccinated attendees, or attendees not up to date, will be allowed to attend, but will be required to:
- Wear a KN-95 or N-95 mask, or
- Test negative within 24 hours of the event AND also test negative daily, if the meeting is for extended days
As part of our public heath authority responsibilities, we will continue to provide education, offer PPE, rapid tests, and continue to strongly encourage best practices. Additionally, for USET/USET SPF meetings hosted by member Tribal Nations, we will continue to comply with the COVID protocols that each set for their respective nation. While these protocols have changed to better reflect the current state of the pandemic, updated booster shots, and availability of treatments options, the USET TEC strongly recommends ongoing caution due to the health disparities that exist across Indian Country.
*Please note that up-to-date means that the primary series has been received and any current boosters (if eligible and/or available) have been administered.