The purpose of this IHS cooperative agreement is to work closely with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and jointly sponsor the 5th International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health which will take place April 19-21, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.
This partnership will also include the Canadian
Pediatric Society and the First Nations Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada.
This meeting will bring together child health providers and researchers dedicated to working with AI/AN, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children and families.
The purpose of the meeting is to better understand the social and health needs of indigenous children internationally and to provide the opportunity for indigenous researchers and health professionals to share their experiences and findings.
Best and promising community practices provide opportunities for multi-level engagements.
The overall goal is to improve quality, outcomes and access to health care services for indigenous children.