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Great Plains Region to Host National Tribal Health Conference

RAPID CITY –The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is gearing up for its annual National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC), a pivotal week-long event focused on addressing the health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. Scheduled from May 19 to May 23, 2024, at The Monument Convention Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, the conference will delve into various aspects of health, including behavioral and public health.

The Great Plains region does not often host the event, but at the urging of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal President Janet Alkyre, NIHB opted to visit Rapid City.

The conference aims to highlight the intricate connections between policy, advocacy, and the best practices in Indian health. Offering a diverse array of programming, attendees can expect tribal listening sessions, hands-on training, plenary sessions, and workshops covering pertinent topics such as funding for Indian Health, the business of medicine, health equity, Indigenous determinants of health, Tribal public health, behavioral health, culture, environmental health, and climate change.

Conference Highlights:

Tribal listening and consultation sessions

Hands-on training opportunities

Plenary sessions and workshops on timely health topics

Focus on Native youth, Tribal veterans, and elders

Fitness event

Exhibit hall and marketplace

Culture night

Poster sessions

Heroes in Health Awards Gala and Outstanding Service Awards

Registration Rates:

Youth Registration (up to 24 years old) & Student Registration: $250

Early Registration (Deadline: February 9, 2024): $700

Conference Attendee Registration: $800

Speaker Registration: $550

As the National Tribal Health Conference approaches, participants are invited to join the conversation, innovate solutions, improve health outcomes, and advance health equity within Indigenous communities. For more information and to participate, visit the NTHC website at Home – National Tribal Health Conference 2024 (cvent.com)