NIHB Conferences Archive


NIHB Hosts 2012 National Tribal Public Health Summit

From May 30th through June 1st, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) hosted over 200 Tribal public health leaders, researchers, professionals, and other stakeholders at its National Tribal Public Health Summit at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year’s conference, “Our Health, Our Way: Achieving Healthy Native Communities,” provided a chance for attendees to discuss successes, challenges, opportunities, and the future of health care for American Indian and Alaska Native people. Conference workshops were divided into four different tracks including: Accreditation/Law & Policy, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Research, and Environmental Health. The workshops offered a wealth of information and the track structure allowed attendees to select the workshops that best fit their focus or learning objectives for the conference.

Click here for more info, presentations and pictures from the 2012 summit.


2011 Annual Consumer Conference

NIHB is proud to have hosted yet another successful Annual Consumer Conference. Please check back at this page for summaries, photos, and presentations from this year’s ACC. We hope to see you at next year’s ACC on October 9-11, 2011 in Denver, CO, celebrating NIHB’s 40th Anniversary!

Click here for info, literature, pictures and videos from the 2011 conference.


27th Annual Consumer Conference a Major Success

27th Annual Agenda book

To view the presentations and hand outs from the conference, click here
(114 MB ZIP File. May take a few minutes to download.)

The National Indian Health Board hosted its 27th Annual Consumer Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The theme of the conference was “Tribal-State Relations and American Indian and Alaska Native Health Care.” Over 400 people from throughout Indian Country attended the year’s largest conference on American Indian/Alaska Native health care.

Plenary sessions included updates from the Indian Health Service, overviews of health care reform included the first national presentation by the Office of Personnel Management of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan for Tribes; a “CMS Day” which provided information on Medicare and Medicaid and updates on programs such as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.

The National Indian Health Board also held an awards luncheon to honor individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of American Indian/Alaska Native Health Care. The Jake White Crow award this year was presented to the late Robert Moore, and received by the family of Robert Moore, who passed away earlier this year. Mr. Moore was honored for his tireless commitment to improving health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

View Photos        2010 Awards Luncheon and Winners

A New Decade of Indigenous Public Health

NIHB Public Health Summit
May 18-20, 2010
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel
2600 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110


The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is proud to announce the success of the 2nd Annual NIHB Public Health Summit “2010: A New Decade in Indigenous Public Health” held on May 18-20, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over 200 participants attended the event and received expert public health information from over 20 speakers and purchased one-of-a kind Native arts and crafts from 18 vendors and exhibitors. This Summit brought together Tribal leaders, federal representatives, and public health professionals from across Indian Country. Attendees were able to hear from a wide variety of programs going on in Indian Country that provide the resources and tools to promote prevention in various areas of public health, support tribal community-based research, and build public health capacity, all of which help reduce the disease burden of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Thanks to all the speakers, exhibitors, vendors and participants for attending the 2nd Annual NIHB Public Health Summit! Click Here for a full Summit Overview

Public Health Summit Agenda Book


Quality Improvement (QI) Basics: Methods and Tools for Tribal Public Health Systems
May 18, 2010

Providing quality healthcare in our Tribal communities has become increasingly complex and involves many stakeholders. Tribal health organizations are increasing engaged in quality improvement activities to improve service delivery, build Tribal infrastructure and improve performance to better serve their communities.
In the 2010 NIHB Tribal Public Health Profile, Tribal health departments were asked to identify training needs that would be of greatest benefit to their organization. The top three areas most identified for technical assistance and training were community health assessments, data use and interpretation, and quality improvement methods.
In response to this need for technical assistance and training, the NIHB is currently offering Quality Improvement (QI) Basics: Methods and Tools for Tribal Public Health Systems, a pre-conference training, at the 2010 NIHB Public Health Summit.  
The registration fee for this pre-conference training is $100.00.  This pre-conference training is limited to 45 participants, so REGISTER TODAY! Please note that registering for the pre-conference session does not register you for the full Public Health Summit and additional registration fess must be paid in order to attend the full summit.

This pre-conference training is supported in part with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Click here for the agenda and additional information.


2009 Annual Consumer Conference

Sept. 14-18, 2009
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington DC

News Releases  |  Photos

Download the 2009 Conference Agenda (PDF)


2008 Annual Consumer Conference

Sept. 22-25, 2008
Pechanga Casino and Resort
Temecula, CA

Download the 2008 Conference Agenda (PDF)


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