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NNLM Region 4 staffers found some helpful resources and tips for engaging American Indian and Alaska Native community members at the 10th Annual National Native Harm Reduction Summit last month.
The meeting organized by the National Indian Health Board brought together tribal and allied health care and behavioral health providers as well as social service providers, public health professionals, people who use drugs or are in recovery, and others. Participants focused on harm reduction, an approach that lessens the negative consequences of behaviors related to such conditions as hepatitis C, HIV and drug use.
Region 4 coordinators Dana Abbey and George Strawley shared a few of many resources potentially useful to librarians and community-based organizations:
The NIHB is also planning the virtual National Tribal Health Conference on Oct. 4-8, focusing on “The Future of Native Health in Our Changing World.” In Utah, the 15th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit – which covers a range of issues beyond just health – takes place Friday.