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10th Annual Native American

Healthcare Conference June 10th-11th, 2019 Pechanga Resort & Casino Temecula, CA

Monday, June 10th 7:30-8:30 AM

8:30-8:45 AM

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Registration & Networking Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Opening Prayer Justin O’Connor President Native Nation Events

General Sessions 8:45-10:30 AM

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Keynote Presentation and Kickoff Panel will be General Session for all conference attendees.

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Monday, June 10th 10:30-11:00 AM

11:00 AM

11:00-12:00 PM •

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Morning Networking Break

Healthcare General Session

Working Effectively with Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Programs and Tribal Governments

This presentation is an overview of the CDC Center for Preparedness and Response, Division of State and Local Readiness, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program with the main focus on Building Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program’s Capacity on Tribal Reservations in conjunction with state governments. The presentation will include a visual overview of the Public Health Core Functions, the Ten (10) Essential Public Health Services and the importance of understanding the roles and responsibilities of sovereign tribal nations and state and local governments to ensure that the tribal governments are prepared during a public health emergency preparedness event on tribal reservations and territories. Discover why Tribal, State, and Local Governments, as Participating Stakeholders in this program, must work together to provide the most effective public health security to all citizens in their jurisdictions. As Tribal Government Stakeholders in the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, “Stronger Together” is truly the key.


12:00-1:00 PM

Gregory Smith Tribal Liaison Officer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Networking Lunch

Monday, June 10th

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Healthcare General Sessions 1:00-1:45 PM

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created to increase access to healthcare, coverage, control costs and improve quality. What does the future of healthcare look like for Indian Country? What are the latest developments in D.C and how will they impact the administration of employee benefit plans? What are your obligations, and how do you make sure to keep current with ACA updates? Why do Native American patients rarely seek care in the private sector? What factors limit access to healthcare for some patients? Cost, lack of insurance, discrimination, living in rural areas, etc. American Indians and Alaskan Native are provided opportunities for affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

1:45-2:45 PM

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Access to Healthcare in Indian Country & an Affordable Care Act Update

Diabetes in Indian Country: An Update on Wellness, Management, Ongoing Care & the Latest Technologies

According to the American Diabetes Association, American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups at nearly 16% and the highest prevalence of diagnosed diabetes for both men (14.9%) and women (15.3%) among U.S. adults aged 18 and over. Everyone knows the statistics are not good, but what is being done to change and improve them? What lifestyle changes can help prevent or treat the disease? What lifestyle choices make the disease worse? Discuss the complications and co-occurrences that can come from inadequate management of diabetes. Is there enough federal funding available for support programs? What role is IHS playing? What are the newest management programs, technologies and treatments that have proven to be effective?


Cheryl Glover Diabetes Coordinator Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma

Monday, June 10th Afternoon Networking Break

2:45-3:15 PM

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Healthcare General Sessions National Opioid Crisis & Its Impact on Native American Communities

How is the opioid epidemic affecting your people? Since 2000, more than 300,000 Americans have died of an opioid overdose. The current opioid-related overdose death rate is 13.7 deaths per 100,000 Native Americans, which exceeds the national rate of 13.1 per 100,000. According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2016 4.0% (56,000) of American Indians/Alaska Natives aged 18 and older reported misusing a prescription pain reliever in the past year. Opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths in 2016 alone, which is five times higher than in 1999. In the Fall of 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $1 billion in opioid -specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. What opioid treatment centers are available? What strategies and solutions should Indian Country pursue in order to protect its people during this crisis?

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Promoting Wellness & a Culture of Health

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health: • American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents are 30% more likely to be obese and adults are 50% more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic whites. • Nearly 16% of American Indian/Alaska Native high school students are obese. How is obesity impacting the health of your communities? People who are overweight are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, etc. Is your community promoting physical activity and coming up with innovative ways to promote wellness and get all generations involved? 46.4% of American Indian adults 18 and over do not meet federal physical activity guidelines. What environmental factors contribute to the health of American Indians/Alaska Natives? How do factors such as lifestyle, economics, relationships, dietary habits and social situations impact health and wellness?

Presenter: OJ Fiander Owner Columbia Fitness

5:00 PM

Monday’s Sessions Conclude

Tuesday, June 11th

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Registration & Networking Breakfast

7:30-8:30 AM

Healthcare General Sessions Case Study: MHA Nation Tribal Health- Home Health Care

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Representatives from MHA Nation will present on their establishment of a home health care agency on the reservation and what the process and challenges have been. The goal is to establish and maintain quality health care in the home setting to foster health maintenance and independence in a culturally relevant and easily accessible manner. The program was created to prevent tribal members from having to enter an institution so that they can stay in the community for as long as possible. How did they establish themselves as a QSP (Qualifying Services Provider) agency? What services does the home health care agency include?

Presenters: Red Fox Sanchez Tribal Health Director MHA Nation

9:15-10:00 AM

Gabrielle Petri Home Based Services Coordinator MHA Nation

Partnership Matters

Self-Funded Tribal Health Plans have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of regulations to improve the cost of care provided to their members. From CHEF to Medicare Like Rates to the 340B program, opportunities for cost savings abound. To take full advantage, tribal health plans must build strong partnerships with their tribal clinics and health plan administration partners. In this session, you will learn: • How you can partner with your clinic and health plan administrator to drive pharmacy spending to your clinic and their 340B program rather than through a standard PBM formulary. • Best practices in how you partner with your clinic and health plan administrator to administer Medicare Like Rates and complete CHEF filings. • What questions you should ask your health plan administrator about how they can help you to do the work associated with Medicare Like Rates, CHEF filings and coordination with your tribal clinic. Presenter: Carrie Brose, CSFS Account Executive HMA—Healthcare Management Administrators, Inc.

Tuesday, June 11th 10:00-10:30 AM

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Morning Networking Break

Healthcare General Sessions 10:30-11:15 AM • • • • • •

Native Americans have the highest suicide rates of any other population group in the U.S. This panel will focus on understanding mental health and address common causes that lead to the feeling of hopelessness. Native Americans experience serious psychological distress 1.5 times more than the general population and PTSD more than twice as often as the general population. It’s important to start talking about mental health and discover how we can decrease stigma in our workplaces that often deters people from seeking help. What awareness and education programs exist that can help community members understand mental health and help decrease suicide rates? What resources are available in your communities?

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Mental Health: Suicide, Awareness Programs and Recommended Steps

Battling Substance Abuse and Addiction in Indian Country

According to the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rate of substance dependence or abuse compared with other racial groups. Teen substance abuse and addiction is 2-3 times higher than the national average, with native users starting at a significantly lower age than non-native users. Native American youth report substantially higher use of alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, and other illicit drugs. What leads to drug and alcohol abuse? Poverty, unemployment, health concerns and historical trauma could all be factors. What types of prevention and support programs have been implemented and are successful? Meth abuse is a large problem in Indian Country, how do you handle people who are dependent on this drug and assist them in getting treatment? There is a need for more culturally sensitive programs for intervention, education, outreach, and treatment that reflect the traditions of Native Americans. What resources exist that could be adopted to utilize on a reservation?

Tuesday, June


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Networking Lunch

12:00-1:00 PM

Healthcare General Sessions 1:00-1:45 PM • • • • •

Wound Care

Amputation rates in Indian country are 3-4 times higher than the general population. What are the risk factors that lead to amputations? Diabetes, smoking and obesity are just a few. Learn about the importance of the proper techniques that go into identifying and treating infection. What new technologies are out there? Learn how each form of treatment plays an important role in the complete wound care model, along with how to best educate patients on their responsibilities when they leave professional care.

1:45-2:30 PM

Product Demo—XPress Systems, LLC

2:30-3:15 PM

Product Demo—TBD

3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Healthcare Conference Concludes

EXHIBITOR RAFFLE DRAWING Followed by ***GRAND PRIZE DRAWING*** ***Winners must be Present to Win***

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