VacciNative: Vaccination Information for Natives by Natives

The National Native Network with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar.

The Tribal Vaccine Equity Project, administered by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, provides tribes, tribal health centers and other tribal serving community partners training, technical assistance and monetary awards to support local vaccination efforts and address vaccine hesitancy.

As Native people, our traditions gift us many strengths, like taking care of each other.  Today we can all protect ourselves, our families, and our most vulnerable by getting vaccinated.  To help American Indian and Alaska Native adults in making informed decisions about vaccination, staff from Tribal Epidemiology Centers, trusted Elders, and Native health professionals collaborated to develop VacciNative, a campaign dedicated to creating accurate vaccine information for Native people by Native people.  This webinar will provide an overview of the VacciNative campaign materials that can assist you in having effective vaccine conversations with your patients.

Title:  VacciNative:  Vaccination Information for Natives by Natives
Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Presenters:

Dr. Lakota Scott, ND
VacciNative Program Manager
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board


Tam Lutz, MPH, MHA
MCH, WEAVE-NW, Vaccine Programs Director,
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team will be able to:

1.  Identify areas where vaccine confidence is lacking (ex: hesitancy of COVID-19 vaccines).
2.  Utilize resources for Natives by Natives to increase vaccine confidence with staff, patients, and community members.
3.  Examine the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s collaboration with other TECs across the country to identify potential collaboration opportunities.

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities.

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $5,177,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS through NNPHI.  The contents of this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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