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Health Disparities Seminar Series


November 2010 Seminar Series
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey A. Henderson, President and CEO of the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, as the speaker for the November 18, 2010 NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series. The seminar will focus on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/NA) health in commemoration of National Native American Heritage Month.

American Indian and Alaska Native people face some of the worst health outcomes in the United States. For example, American Indians and Alaska Natives are twice as likely as whites to die from diabetes, liver cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. They have greater prevalence of heart disease and obesity than the general population. One in four American Indians and Alaska Natives live in poverty; one in three have no health insurance. AI/AN babies are 30 percent more likely than white babies to die from complications relating to low birth weight and twice as likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome. Accidental deaths and suicide are also major health concerns in the community.

Dr. Henderson established the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health in 1998 to better educate AI/NA people on an array of health issues that disproportionately affect native people. The center works in collaboration with many American Indian communities in conducting research. During his presentation, Dr. Henderson will explain the social and health inequities that affect AI/AN communities. He will discuss the causes of these injustices and highlight the advancements that researchers, health professionals and community advocates are making to address them. (Click here for the abstract)

Presentation Title: Toward a Future of Good Health and Wellness: Inequities in American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Guest Speaker:
Jeffrey A. Henderson, M.D., M.P.H. (Click here for bio.)
President and CEO
Black Hills Center for American Indian Health
Rapid City, S.D.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NIH Campus
Natcher Building, Balcony A
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

For more information call 301-402-1366.
There is limited parking on campus. The closest Metro is Medical Center. Please allow adequate time for security check.

Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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