Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Webinar: Cultural Needs Assessments for Health for Providers Working with Tribal Communities

Mountain States RHEC

The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) aims to end health disparities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.  The RHEC is hosting a webinar training series on the history of tribes and treaties, utilization of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services standards (National CLAS Standards) and cultural sensitivity when working with tribal communities, and the impact of cultural needs assessments. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to do the following from the specific tribal perspective:
  • Describe the diversity of existing health care in Indian Country and explain the wide and varying differences in tribal health perspectives and cultures of health
  • Share examples of best and promising practices of cultural competency aligned with the CLAS Standards
  • Increase awareness of health equity challenges in tribal communities through the lens of health and cultural needs assessments

DATE: July 31, 2017
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time


-Tom Anderson, MPH (Cherokee), Independent Senior Strategist and Tribal Health Consultant
Tom Anderson resides in Oklahoma and serves as an independent Senior Strategist and Tribal Public Health Consultant. Previously, he worked at the tribal level as Tribal Health Strategist, Deputy Health Director, and Tribal Health Director. He also has served and directed the programs and public health services of the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center for the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board for the 43 federally recognized tribes in the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. A citizen of Cherokee Nation, Mr. Anderson is involved nationally on many fronts concerning tribal public health issues.

-Dee Le Beau-Hein is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who currently serves as the Behavioral Health and Recovery Administrator for the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) in Rapid City, South Dakota. She has established and maintains strong working relationships with tribal, state, and local government agencies by providing training, education, and technical support. Ms. LeBeau-Hein broadly implements GPTCHB’s activities to ensure quality public health support and healthcare advocacy.

Moderator: Dee Le Beau-Hein, MS, Behavioral Health and Recovery Administrator, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board

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The Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council is one of 10 regional health equity councils formed in 2011 as a part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders committed to action. The Mountain States RHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The Mountain States RHEC envisions a nation free of disparities in health and health care. Visit Mountain States RHEC’s website for more information:

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