Last week, our ASPPH Presents Webinar, Public Health Matters: Insights From Tribal Epidemiology Centers, provided insights from those involved in the development of the supplemental issue of Public Health Reports (PHR). Hosted by ASPPH and Public Health Reports Editor in Chief, Dr. Hazel Dean, selected authors shared examples of best practices and experiences that support culturally informed work in a Tribal setting. If you missed the webinar, the recording is now available.
The panelists described how data collection and analysis are community-based and meaningful to the people the Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) serve and illustrated the value of the direct relationships TECs have with other Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organization (T/TO/UIO) partners.
- Kristen Mitchell-Box, DrPH, CPH, Senior Program Manager, Alaska Native EpiCenter and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
- Meghan Curry O’Connell, MD, MPH, Chief Public Health Officer, Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board (GPTLHB)
- Ashley Hoover, MPH, HIV/STI/HCV Epi & Clinical Support Manager, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)
- Itai Jeffries, PhD, Program Manager, Indian Country Trans and Gender Affirming Care ECHO Program
- Carolyn Parshall, MPH, Epidemiologist/Student Development Director, Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC)