ERIC Number: ED195366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-22
Reference Count: N/A
"Our Vision: A Journey to Better Health": Proceedings of the National Indian/Alaska Native Health Conference (3rd, Spokane, Washington, July 22-26, 1979).
O'Connor, John P.; Rosall, Judith
Nearly 1,500 Indian representatives from across the United States attended the 4-day conference, sponsored by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), to discuss and learn more about significant issues regarding the delivery of health services to American Indians. Each day participants attended workshop sessions to discuss and debate issues related to one of three major conference topics. The major themes and related workshop issues were: legislative issues (National Health Planning and Resources Development Act, PL 93-641; Indian health manpower development; contracts, grants, and intergovernmental personnel assignments; Indian provisions of the Good Stamp Act of 1977; tribal specific health plans; traditional Indian medicine; implementation of the Health Services and Centers Amendments of 1978, PL 95-626; and 1980 Census); human services (alcohol and drug abuse; emergency medical services; patient rights; Indian Child Welfare Act; Indian elderly; urban Indian health care); and mental health (child abuse and neglect; battered spouses; mentally and physically handicapped; mental health; nuclear power development on the reservations). Reports, recommendations, and resolutions of the workshops were delivered to general assembly sessions the following day. Thirty two of the resolutions were officially adopted by NIHB in January, 1980. (SB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Alcoholism, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Battered Women, Child Abuse, Delivery Systems, Drug Abuse, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Health, Human Services, Labor Force Development, Medical Services, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Patients, Physical Disabilities, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Indian Health Service.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Health Board, Inc., Denver, CO.