CDC Webinars - American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Relations and Realities in Turbulent Times: Opening eyes and hearts to rediscovering Native wholeness
Join the CDC OEEO and CDC American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Coalition for a variety of activities this month.
November 5: Improving Data Capacity for American Indians/Alaska Natives
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) are underrepresented in public health research because they are often invisible in publicly-accessible health data. AIAN health data capacity is a function of the granularity in collection, release, and reporting in population-based surveys. Commonly used racial/ethnic tabulations lead to an undercount and/or a limited understanding of the health challenges faced by AIAN populations. Dr. Ponce will share findings from her study that examined AIAN data availability and the variations in estimates due to differences in AIAN coding and tabulating from eight large population health surveys. She will discuss implications of the limited accessibility of AIAN information in population data sets and provide recommendations that may help improve availability of AIAN health information and our understanding of disparities within the AIAN population.
Presenter: Ninez A. Ponce, Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EST
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Meeting ID: 161 892 3243 | Passcode: gj$$xaH9
Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, is an expert on immigrant and global health, survey-based research, social determinants of health, and health disparities. She serves as director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and principal investigator of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Ponce is a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management.
November 12: Tabulating Race/Ethnicity: Implications for American Indian/Alaska Native High School Students
The American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population is at significant risk of misidentification in national surveillance instruments. The implications of how race and ethnicity are tabulated affect (1) the accuracy and precision of health data and (2) public health planning and policy decisions. This study explored the impact of different tabulating strategies for race and ethnicity on the prevalence estimates, and precision of those estimates, for experiences with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, suicidality, and violence victimization among AI/AN high school students.
Presenters: Sherry Everett Jones, Health Scientist, CDC/NCHHSTP, Division of Adolescent and School Health
Delight E. Satter, Senior Health Scientist, CDC/CSTLTS, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EST
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Meeting ID: 161 592 3028 | Passcode: TWS7&S?e
Sherry Everett Jones, PhD, MPH, JD, FASHA, has been a Health Scientist in the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1996. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and CDC reports. Dr. Jones’s work primarily focuses on the use of school-based surveillance methods to measure both adolescent risk behaviors and health promoting school policies and practices, the influence of school and community design on health and academic achievement, and the role of law in promoting the public’s health.
Delight E. Satter, MPH, (BA University of Washington; MPH University of Minnesota), is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and the Senior Health Scientist for the Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances in CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. Satter’s primary job functions include providing counsel on issues related to complex tribal research, science, and program integration assignments that reflect the priorities, policies, interests, and initiatives of the agency. Satter's public service activities include Faculty Associate and Former Director, American Indian Research Program, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Board Member-at-large, Native Research Network, Inc; Member of the Community Advisory Committee, University of Arizona, Native American Research and Training Center.
At a young age Temet developed a love and passion for science; pursuing his interests, he obtained his B.S. in biochemistry, PhD in viral immunology, and found himself in the midst of a pandemic as the EIS officer assigned to the Public Health Department in Seattle & King County. Join us for Temet’s exciting EIS journey which includes EVALI, Polio in West Africa, and lots of COVID-19.
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EST
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Meeting ID: 160 462 8312 | Passcode: Q%v044A8
Temet M. McMichael PhD, is an enrolled member of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, located in southern California. He grew up on the reservation and lived with his family while he pursued his B.S. in biochemistry at California State University San Marcos. After this, he went to The Ohio State University, obtained his PhD in biomedical research studying viruses and immunology; upon graduating he became the first member of his reservation to obtain a doctoral degree. He was a Robert D. Watkins fellow, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellow, and President of the Ohio Virology Association. After his PhD work, he was a post-doc for a short time before applying to CDC’s EIS program, and is the current officer assigned to the Public Health department in Seattle & King County. To date, Temet has 20 publications as both a lead and co-lead author. He feels honored and privileged to be talking more about his work with us today.