Las Vegas Will Host 2nd Annual Native American Healthcare Conference in Late May

| Apr 4, 2011

The Second Annual Native American Healthcare Conference will take place May 23 through 24 at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Native American Diabetes Workshop at the same site.

Hosted by New Jersey-based Native Nation Events LLC, the conference will discuss a range of healthcare topics affecting Native American tribes and nations, including collaboration with federal agencies, tribal healthcare programs, clinic construction, substance abuse, the diabetes epidemic, and more.

The diabetes workshop will focus on how Native American governments can work against a disease that is more widespread on reservations than it is among the general U.S. population. According to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 16.1 percent of adult American Indians and Alaska Natives have diabetes. This compares to 12.6 percent of blacks, 11.8 percent of Latinos, 8.4 percent of Asian-Americans, and 7.1 percent of non-Latino whites.

According to Native Nation Events, the conference and workshop are aimed at tribal leaders, health program officers, clinical directors, nurse consultants, pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare providers looking to network, gain insights into Native American medical concerns, or increase their presence in Indian Country. Bankers, lawyers, architects, and insurance providers are also encouraged to attend.

Last year's conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., drew 200 attendees.

Click on the following links for the conference schedule and speaker list and for more workshop information.

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Categories: Centers for Disease and Control, Community, Conference, Diabetes, Diabetes, Health, Health Care, Health Insurance, Las Vegas, Native American

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