NIHB is Accepting Proposals for the Environmental Health and Climate Change Track at the 2019 Tribal Public Health Summit
National Tribal Public Health Summit – Conference Information
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce the 10th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit, taking place May 13-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center and is expected to attract over 500 Tribal public health professionals, elected leaders, advocates, researchers, federal employees, subject matter experts, and community-based service providers.
This year’s event will host an Environmental Health and Climate Change track. NIHB is currently accepting proposals for this track! Learn more below. NIHB also plans to host an in-person event at the conference for the Climate and Health Learning Community. More information will be available closer to the event.
If you are interested in attending the National Tribal Public Health Summit, please save the date and look out for more information coming soon about registration, location, lodging, exhibitors, and sponsorships.
Environmental Health and Climate Change Track – Call for Proposals
NIHB is currently accepting proposals for the Environmental Health and Climate Change Tr ac k. Environmental health focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment with an emphasis on promoting human health and well-being, and fostering healthy and safe communities. Environmental stressors, from both the natural and built environment and climate change pose unique risks for AI/AN populations across Indian Country. These stressors can affect everything from fish and animal migration patterns to water availability and sanitation, allergen levels, air pollution, severe weather occurrences, physical and mental health problems, prevalence of vector borne disease, and a multitude of other factors. Facing these and other challenges are an important component of maintaining holistic health. Proposals submitted under this track can include, but are not limited to, topics such as:
- Best practices in public health interventions for environmental health;
- Research on environmental health in Tribal communities;
- Assessments, including developing climate impact assessments for Tribal communities;
- Developing climate and health adaptation plans;
- Subsistence strategies to face changing environments;
- Environmental health and cancer;
- Water, food, and land security;
- The relationship between health and industry, energy, and pollution;
- Mitigating vector-borne diseases;
- Projects that demonstrate the health effects of climate change or environmental health;
- Housing and health (mold, asthma, flooding, heating with woodstove indoors, constructive materials); and
- Protective and resiliency factors in environmental health.
Deadline to submit a proposal: Monday, February 11, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET