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August 16, 2018

2018 National Tribal Health Conference

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OpioidUsePregWomenOpioid Use Among Pregnant Women Quadrupled since 1999
In the August 10, Mortality and Morbidity Weekly report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that opioid use among pregnant women quadrupled from 1999-2014.   Opioid use during pregnancy has been associated with a range of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes, including maternal death, preterm labor, stillbirth, and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
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DiabetesMentalHealth Managing Diabetes and Mental Health

CDC released a new spotlight linking diabetes and mental health.  Managing mental health is an important priority when also managing diabetes.  People with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have depression than people without.  In addition, stress and discouragement during diabetes treatment can make diabetes more difficult to manage.
Native American adults are at a higher risk of diabetes than any other population, although successful programs such as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) have led to excellent outcomes, including the greatest reduction in kidney failure rates of any race or ethnicity.  Native people also face disparities in mental health.  With the link between diabetes and mental health, it is important that treatment plans for diabetic patients are holistic.
To read more about the mind- body connection, and how managing both diabetes and mental health can help you or your patients lead a healthier life, click here.
PHMinorityElders 2018 Public Health Ethics Forum, Minority Elders and Healthy Aging
Friday, September 14, 2018 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm in Atlanta, GA
The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity is hosting a public health ethics forum on Minority Elders and Healthy Aging. The event will take place Friday, September 14 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm in Atlanta and is also available to view online. Continuing education credits are pending.
To register, click here.
If you have questions, please contact Tuskegee University at 334-724-4554 or CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at  .    
Monday-Thursday, September 17-20, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK 
J oin NIHB for the 35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference!
The National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) is the largest American Indian and Alaska Native specific gathering each year focused specifically on health. The conference focuses on exploring health policy and its impact on Tribes, advancing Tribal capacity to expand policy work, and policy and political work in the arenas of health care and public, behavioral, and environmental health.

Registration and Lodging
Registration for the 35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference is open now! Registration closes Wednesday, September 12 and will reopen onsite.  You can register, and find information about lodging  here.
Sponsors and Exhibitors

NIHB is honored to welcome your support. We invite you to become an official sponsor of this premier Tribal health care gathering. We offer a variety of sponsorship levels with many benefits included.  Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here
NIHB welcomes a variety of exhibitors and vendors to this premier Indian health conference. Click here to learn more about exhibiting. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and the deadline to register as an exhibitor is Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 
Global Bedbug Summit
Tuesday-Thursday, November 27-29, 2018 in Denver, CO
If you are interested in learning about the most recent research and control techniques/equipment for bed bug management, this is your opportunity for sure. The next National Pest Management Association/Bedbug Central Bed Bug Summit is to be held at the end of November 2018 in Denver. This opportunity offers specific training you may consider if you are a pest management professional, educator, extension agent, researcher, or health department specialist. This is a chance to talk directly to the notable bed bug experts from around the world and an opportunity to gain the latest and greatest first-hand knowledge about one of the most difficult indoor pests to manage.
For more information on the Summit, click here.
Save the Date: Diabetes in Indian Country 2019 Conference
Tuesday, August 6- Thursday, August 9, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Join IHS, Tribal, and Urban clinicians, community health providers, and SDPI grantees at the 2019 Diabetes in Indian Country Conference at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. 
To download the save the date, click here.
To see updates about this conference, or review archived material from the 2017 conference, visit the diabetes in Indian Country website here.