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Upcoming Indian Health Special Interest Group Webinars


​​Assessing for Social Determinants in Clinical Practice; Approaches and Tools

​Presented by Lance Chilton, MD, FAAP and Judy Thierry, DO, FAAP on August 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM CDT.

Register​ for this FREE webinar ​sponsored by the American Academy of Peidatrics Indian Health SPecial Interest Group.

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Lance Chilton, MD, FAAP
Dr. Chilton retired from the Inactive Reserve of the US Public Health Service with the rank of Captain, having served two years in Gallup, NM, from 1970-1972, and also having taken many short-term assignments with IHS and NHS throughout the country thereafter.  He attended Princeton University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, served an internship in Seattle before Gallup and a pediatric residency in Pittsburgh from 1972-1974.  Since then, he has practiced pediatrics in Albuquerque, about half at the University of New Mexico and half in a large multi-specialty private practice.  During that time he served many years as member and then chair of the AAP's Committee on Native American Child Health, taught medical students, residents and the public about the benefits of immunizations (he served on the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice) and advocacy for children, especially including Native American and immigrant children.  As of July 2016, he will be chair of the AAP Council on Community Pediatrics.  Now retired from clinical practice, he continues with immunization and advocacy efforts, working with University of New Mexico medical students on the effects of influenza on school absenteeism, the importance of early literacy, and maintaining a commitment to underserved children

​Judy Thierry, DO, FAAP
Dr. Thierry is a Captain, (retired) with the US Public Health Service having served in the Indian Health Service (IHS) and at the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA). She attended Michigan State University (MSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine completing her osteopathic pediatric residency at MSU.  She is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.  She enjoys teaching medical students and resident physicians and has precepted extensively while in New Mexico with the UM School of Medicine.  She has served as staff physician/pediatrician, Clinical Director and interim CEO.   She has had the privilege to serve with the Mescalero Apache, Cañoncito Navajo, Laguna and Acoma Pueblos, Albuquerque Indian Hospital and its catchment Tribes and Pueblos.  She was the Maternal and Child Health Coordinator from 2002-2011 at IHS Headquarters.  She was the chief MCH policy analyst, grant administrator for child and youth programming and worked closely with CDC on public health interventions including Project Choices to reduce alcohol exposed pregnancies.  Other MCH highlights included advocating and implementing Centering Pregnancy in indigenous communities, advancing the Baby Friendly (breastfeeding) Initiative and collaborating with the IHS National Diabetes Program on Healthy Weight For Life messaging for clinicians and communities. 


Physicians, dentists, medical students and residents, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses and other health care professionals.


  1. Describe social determinants (SD) and the importance of screening for them, as they impact the provision of American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) pediatric medical care and the well-being of AIAN children.
  2. Apply SD assessment tool(s) in outpatient (continuity of care) settings.
  3. Connect care to community resources informed by a SD assessment.
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