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NIHB National Tribal Health Summit

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Registration is now open for the National Indian Health Board’s National Tribal Health Information Technology (IT) Summit–presented by Leidos. The Summit will take place virtually on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 12:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern. Registration is free of charge.

Health IT Modernization is of critical importance to Indian Country. As the Indian Health Service (IHS) progresses further with its Health IT Modernization Project, we must ensure that Tribal needs and priorities are informing all aspects of the project. For this reason, NIHB is hosting this Summit to ensure that all Tribes have an opportunity to share their Health IT concerns, needs, and priorities. This Summit will explore the wants of Tribes and what is required to modernize Health IT in Indian Country.

To register, please click the link below. During the week of the Summit, registered attendees will receive an email containing the Zoom information for the Summit. A draft agenda is forthcoming.

For questions, contact A.C. Locklear at alocklear@nihb.org.


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)