Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM PDT
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort 
15347 Suquamish Way NE
Suquamish, WA 98392

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Debbie Nerocker 
Seattle Indian Health Board 
206-324-9360 ext. 1145 

Resiliency in Action: Policy, Data & Collaboration 

Our tentative conference schedule at a glance (draft agenda - subject to change):

Join the Seattle Indian Health Board and the Urban Indian Health Institute at the 2017 Tribal and Urban Indian Health Conference at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, near Seattle.

Day 1 (Tuesday, August 22) focuses on building relationships with Tribal, Urban, community and government partners.

  • "All My Relations - Who am I and where did I come from?"   
  • Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
  • Expanding Programs and Building Capacity
  • Washington State Health Bill
  • Coordinated Care Agreements
  • How to Engage with the Tribal Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) and the Medicare/Medicaid Policy Committee (MMPC)

Day 2 (Wednesday, August 23) focuses on leveraging data and partnerships for collaborative action.

  • "Who Counts? - Information on Policy Impacts
  •  New Release of Community Health Profiles & Diabetes Audit Reports for UIHPs
  •  Policy, Data & Advocacy in Action:  How important is data in your decision making?
  •  American Indian & Alaska Native Legislators Discussion Panel (lunch)
  •  Capacity and Infrastructure Expansion Sharing Session: What are people doing?
  •  Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

An optional Summit on Urban Native Elder Health follows on days 3 and 4 (August 24-25), also presented at the Clearwater Resort (see below for details).

This year's conference expands our focus across the spectrum of the IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs health care system as well as related partners. Day 1 will especially focus on IHS Region 10 and Day 2 will expand to a National focus. Attendees from all of the following areas are encouraged to join us:


  • Urban Indian Health Program Executive Directors, CEOs, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers/Medical Directors,  Advocacy Directors, Policy Managers and Government Affairs Officers
  • Tribal leaders, especially those in HHS Region X (AK, WA, ID, OR)
  • IHS Tribal Epidemiology Centers Directors and program staff
  • Directors and program staff at academic research programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities
  • Government partners
  • All urban Indian organizations across the U.S., both health care and community based organizations working in other sectors


Conference Registration Fee:  $150 Payment is accepted by PayPal, credit card, check or pay at the door. Please enter the conference name, Tribal and Urban Indian Health Conference, in the PayPal notes or the memo section of your check. Please register online (link below) regardless of payment method.

Hotel Accommodations: A block of discounted rooms has been reserved at the Clearwater Resort. Rates range from $125-$195 + tax per night. Call the Clearwater Resort and reference the Tribal and Urban Indian Health Conference. Please note, these rooms are in limited supply and there are no other options on the island. The deadline to make reservations to receive a discounted rate is August 4. After this date, rooms and rates are subject to availability. 1-866-609-8700 / www.clearwatercasino.com

We'll be sharing posts on Facebook and Twitter using #Resiliency2017 and encourage you to do the same!

Ground Transportation: For information on Travel and Ground Transportation, please click here.

Optional Workshop:

You are also invited to register for a free additional Summit on Urban Native Elder Health and Health Care hosted by Partnerships for Native Health, Washington State University, following the conference on August 24-25, 2017 at Clearwater Resort. The workshop will cover:

Day 1 -  What has been done:  an overview of studies conducted and data collected on Native elder health & health care issues. 

Day 2 -  The unknowns:  guiding a research process, coordinating data collection and establishing collaboration in research partnerships.

You can register for either or both the conference and the summit on elder health by clicking below on "Register Now!"

The Tribal and Urban Indian Health Conference is hosted by:

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We are tremendously thankful for our conference sponsor Amerigroup for helping make this event possible:


The Summit on Urban Native Elder Health and Health Care is hosted by:



(Note:  A full detailed agenda will be available soon.  Please continue to visit this page for updates.)