NCUIH’s Executive Director Francys Crevier and President-Elect Walter Murillo presented at the Families USA Health Action 2020 Conference on January 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The panel was titled, “Innovative, Resilience-Based Solutions to Improve Health Among American Indians and Alaska Natives” and included Stacy Bohlen of the National Indian Health Board and Jerilyn Church of Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.
The panel was moderated by Denisse Sanchez from Families USA. The discussion addressed how the treaty-bound federal government has a trust obligation to provide health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Panelists explained how access and quality issues persist and health inequities keep growing. An overview was provided of the AI/AN health care landscape and how these communities are taking back their health.