National Tribal Health Reform Training
The National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE) Initiative hosted the National Tribal Health Reform Training in Mystic Lake, Minnesota, on April 18-19, 2012. The two-day conference assisted stakeholders in educating their communities on the basics of the Affordable Care Act and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Health reform experts, education campaign leaders, and other industry experts convened to disseminate information, to learn what information is needed, and to launch new e-resources for health reform consumers.
This two-day training provided community representatives with tribal-specific health reform education opportunities, consumer-oriented materials to use in local outreach efforts, and training to help them actively manage education campaigns for four consumer groups, including individual consumers, health directors, tribal governments and employers.
Resources from the Training
Day 1: ACA and IHCIA Education
Plenary Session Presentation
Concurrent Session Presentations
- Health Reform 101: What the Legislation Means for Indian Country
- Working with States: How to Implement Health Reform While Partnering with Your State
- Working With Your State To Implement National Health Reform – Sheryl Lowe, Executive Director, and Roger Gantz, Health Policy Analyst, American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
- Partnering with Your State – Marguerite Salazar, HHS Regional Director, Region VIII, Denver and Marjorie McColl Petty, HHS Regional Director, Region VI, Dallas
Day 2: Successful Campaigns
Plenary Session Presentations
- Tribal Education & Outreach Consortium (TEOC) Overview – Dee Sabattus, Tribal Health Program Support Director, USET and Diddy Nelson, Executive Director, OCAITHB
- CMS and Ho-Chunk Outreach and Education Efforts – Dr. Alec Thundercloud, Executive Director, Health Department of Health Services, Ho-Chunk Nation and Outreach and Education Subcommittee Chair of CMS Tribal Technical Advisory Group and Kitty Marx, Director, Tribal Affairs Group (TAG), Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
- Community Mapping and Power Analysis – Peggy Flanagan, Director of External Affairs and Native American Leadership Program Director