Linda Frizzell, PhD, MS
School of Public Health
As sovereign nations, American Indian Tribes are responsible for the overall health and well-being of their members along with the land and environment of their tribe. Tribes are becoming increasingly involved in more public health activities and regulation and deliver public health services through various funding sources, grants and contracts, alone or in collaboration with other tribes and local, county and state health departments.
In this course students will learn about the legal responsibility of the United States to provide health services to American Indians. Students will examine the public health issues facing American Indian communities; review historical implications, analyze legislation, apply specific financing requirements, and gain an understanding of the unique American Indian public health system and the complex set of services, activities, collaborations and stakeholders that varies by tribe and region.
This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7200-113 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.
For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Describe the legal basis and federal responsibility for provisions of health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).
- Summarize the unique issues, barriers, government-to-government relations and cultural implications for tribal governments that impact Ai/AN health status, outcomes and services.
- Describe the history of health services provisions starting in 1955 to present day.
- Analyze the differences of health disparities and health assets from the Northern Plains Tribes to other regional areas. The discussion will include diseases (i.e. diabetes, cancer), mortality, unintentional injuries, suicide; risk factors (i.e. smoking, risky life styles); access to services; racism; and historical trauma.
- Describe tribally controlled research.
- Explain data ownership, protections, and use to meet the needs of tribal communities.
- Appreciate the vastness of tribal cultures (currently 567 federally recognized tribes).
- Describe how culture has impacted the wellness of tribal communities from pre-colonization to present.
Registration & Cancellation
The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.
The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.
All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Contact & Questions
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