6th IMICH - Resilience: Our Ancestors' Legacy, our Children's Strength
March 20-22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario
Stay tuned for information on the next IMICH conference, scheduled for 2017 in the United States.
Co-hosted by the Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics, this meeting brings together health care providers and researchers working with children, youth and families in American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and other Indigenous communities. Participants share model programs and research, learn about prevalent health problems, and acquire practical skills for use in community settings. Opportunities to share knowledge and support one another's efforts, to network and develop partnerships are built into the program.
The conference organizers represent Aboriginal and Native American organizations in Canada and the United States.
AAP Committee on Native American Child Health
AAP Children's Oral Health Web Site
The AAP supports pediatricians and other health care professionals to provide preventive oral health services as part of early well child exams and continued throughout the child's life until a dental home can be found. The new Children's Oral Health Web site provides opportunities for education, advocacy, and resources to help you to implement oral health services in the pediatric practice. For more information about the AAP's Oral Health efforts email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET INVOLVED: INDIAN HEALTH SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
You can become involved in the AAP's Native
American child health efforts through the Indian
Health Special Interest Group (IH-SIG). The
IH-SIG provides a forum for pediatricians and other licensed
health care professionals serving American Indian/Alaska Native
children to share successes and strategies, sponsor educational
programs that highlight aspects of providing care to American
Indian/Alaska Native children, support the work of the CONACH
by disseminating information, and link members to address problems
specific to local or regional care of American Indian/Alaska
of the activities of the IH-SIG is a discussion
forum facilitated through an electronic mailing list. Topics discussed recently
include oral health, childhood asthma, ADHD, and injury prevention.
Membership is free of charge. To join, or for
more information on AAP Native American child health activities,
please e-mail email@example.com.