Legislative Briefings

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Legislative Briefings

 

​The CONACH holds an annual legislative visit to Washington DC each spring, where committee members visit Capitol Hill to discuss Native American child health issues. In addition, the CONACH sponsors Legislative Briefings on topics of interest.

Past briefings include:

Native Children’s Mental Health: Perspectives from Youth and Health Providers
March 8, 2016

Toxic Stress and AI/AN Children: The Child Health Impact and Promising Policy Solutions
March 3, 2015

Environmental Health Issues in Indian Country : Examining the Child Health Challenges
March 25, 2014

Native American Transportation Safety : Making Roads Safer on Tribal Lands
March 26, 2013

Maltreatment  and the Native American Child: Prevention, Treatment, and Community Perspectives
April 3, 2012

Mental Health Issues Among American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
April 5, 2011

  • Steve Ponder, MD, FAAP
  • Sara Jumping Eagle, MD, FAAP
  • Kelly Moore, MD, FAAP
  • Jennifer Cooper, NIHB

Childhood Obesity Among Native American Children: Reversing the Trend to Save a Generation
March 23, 2010

  • Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP
  • Stephen W. Ponder, MD, FAAP, CDE
  • Ryan Brown, MD, FAAP
  • Rick Haverkate, MPH, National Indian Health Board

Native American Child Welfare: Challenges in Protecting Vulnerable AI/AN Children
April 14, 2008

  • Ms Tamika Wilder, a Native youth
  • Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP
  • Kansas DuBray, MD
  • Kelly R. Moore, MD, FAAP
  • Terry Cross, National Indian Child Welfare Association
  • Delores Subia BigFoot, PhD, University of Oklahoma

A Threadbare Safety Net: Native American Child Health Care
March 12, 2007

  • Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP,
  • Kitty Marx, Legislative Director, National Indian Health Board
  • Carol Barbero, JD, Hobbs Straus Dean and Walker, LLC
  • Vincent Biggs, MD, FAAP

Poisoning Our Future: Children and Methamphetamine
March 20, 2006

  • Penny Grant, MD, FAAP, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Carl Baum, MD, FAAP, FACMT, Yale University
  • Anthony Dekker, DO, IHS Clinical Consultant in Addiction Medicine
  • George Brenneman, MD, FAAP
  • J. Chris Carey, MD, FACOG, ACOG Committee on American Indian Affairs

Oral Health: It's More than Just Teeth
March 2005

  • Vincent Biggs, MD, FAAP
  • Chris Halliday, DDS, MPH (IHS Division of Oral Health)
  • Joseph Bell, MD, FAAP
  • Robert Brandjord, DDS (American Dental Association)

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
March 2004

  • George Brenneman, MD, FAAP
  • Sheila Gahagan, MD, FAAP
  • Kelly Moore, MD, FAAP
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