Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit
Creating Coordinated Solutions to Plan, Respond, and Recovery from Emergencies

July 25, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30pm

Heard Museum
2301 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

This one-day summit is designed to bring together Tribal, state and local emergency preparedness departments, Tribal Leaders, Tribal Administrators, Area Indian Health Boards, National and Regional Tribal Organizations and other key stakeholders to enhance Tribal public health emergency preparedness capacity.

Emergency preparedness and response refers to the activities that occur before, during, and after natural or human-made disasters or emergencies to ensure public safety. Preparing for an emergency before it happens ensures that plans are in place, equipment is available and ready to use, and personnel are properly trained. The public’s safety and well-being depends on planning and response to help minimize the effects of disasters and emergencies.

  • Attendees will increase knowledge and awareness of available emergency preparedness resources
  • Attendees will identify best practices through shared information, tools and resources
  • Attendees will identify opportunities for partnerships between stakeholders to improve capacity of Tribal governments to prepare, respond, and recover from public health emergencies.

Possible topics of discussion: teen community emergency response teams (CERT), cross-jurisdictional agreements, emergency plans, responding to disasters (wildfires, floods, etc.), best and promising practices, developing partnerships

Intended Audience: Public health department directors, administrators, managers, Emergency Management personnel, Tribal Leaders, Tribal or Native American liaisons, Area Indian Health Board staff, and Tribal organizations.

More information and registration available here.

WEBINAR: Legal Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies in Indian Country

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting a webinar on the Legal Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies in Indian Country.

Public health emergencies, including infectious disease and natural disasters, are issues that every community faces. To address these threats, it is critical for all jurisdictions to understand how law can be used to enhance public health preparedness. Navigating public health and emergency response issues in Indian Country can be challenging, as jurisdictional issues often arise between federal, state, local, and Tribal governments due to the complex history surrounding delivery of public health services to Tribal communities. Thus, legal preparedness, including coordination and collaboration across jurisdictions, is vital to effective emergency response in Indian Country. The Tribal Legal Preparedness Project (TLPP) at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) has been established to assist Tribal Nations interested in enhancing their legal preparedness capacity. Based on information collected during listening sessions and conversations with Tribal Nations and their key partners, the TLPP developed online training modules and a resource library with both general and Tribal-specific resources regarding legal preparedness. This webinar will cover the basics of public health legal emergency preparedness for Tribal Nations. Participants will learn about the importance of legal preparedness for Tribal Nations and how to use the law to enhance cross-jurisdictional collaboration. In addition, participants will view a demonstration of the TLPP website...

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NIHB Contacts:

Jessica Dean, MSPH, DrPH(c)
Public Health Policy and Programs Project Coordinator

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-507-4083
[email protected]

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: 202-507-4070 | Email: [email protected]