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Celebrating the Tapestry of Health and Wellness:
Sharing Wisdom and Showcasing Innovation


July 7-9, 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel | Denver, Colorado

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The Health Summit will be a national gathering of Indian Health professionals and administrative leadership, community health advocates and activists, and Tribal leadership. We will join together to build skills and share ideas and innovations for:
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native Communities
  • Enhancing the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of Native people and communities
  • Improving health outcomes, the delivery of services, and the experience of care across ages and conditions in all settings of the Indian Health System
  • Preventing diabetes and its complications with plenary presentations, panel discussions, and in-depth, interactive workshops
Interactive learning sessions and special events including:
  • Plenary session on the Future of the Indian Health System by Director, Robert McSwain
  • Highlights from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Community-Directed and Demonstration Project Grants
  • Update on the Director’s Health Initiatives’ Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Behavioral Health, and Chronic Care
  • Session tracks on Leadership, Traditional Medicine, Telehealth, Self-Management Support, Delivery System Re-Design
  • Cultural events
  • Poster presentations
  • Learning Labs – hands-on, interactive half-day sessions
  • Tribal leaders’ panels on key health issues
  • Breakout sessions on Injury Prevention, Obesity Prevention, Tobacco and Cancer Prevention, Maintaining a Healthy Heart
  • Clinical information systems
  • Exhibitors

Join us for what promises to be the Indian Health conference of the year!

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