Tribal Consultation Session, May 2018

National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Indian Health Service (IHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMHSA) Tribal Consultation/Listening Session on the Opioid Crisis in Indian Country

Agenda

Day 1 – May 21, 2018
Schedule Topic Presenter/Facilitator
8:45 - 9:00 am Opening Blessing Aaron Payment, MPA, MEd, EdD
Tribal Advisory Committee Member (TAC)
Tribal Chairman for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
  • Opening Remarks
  • Introductions
  • Consultation Procedures
David R. Wilson, Ph.D.
Director, NIH Tribal Health Research Office
9:15 - 10:15 am Opioid Research and Health in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Communities Nora Volkow, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institutes of Health
10:15 - 12:00 pm Discussion: Opioid Research and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Health

Aaron Payment, MPA, MEd, EdD, Tribal Chairman for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Nora Volkow, M.D.

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.

Tribal Leaders and Participants

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 – 1:10 pm Opening Remarks (IHS) RADM Michael Toedt
Chief Medical Officer
IHS
1:10 – 2:20 pm

IHS Panel #1: Listening Session

Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

CDR David “Joel” Beckstead
Acting Director
Division of Behavioral Health
IHS

CAPT Cynthia Gunderson, Pharm.D., Vice Chair
National Committee on Heroin, Opioid and Pain Efforts
(HOPE Committee) IHS

Antonio Guimaraes, MD (invited)
Chief Medical Officer,
Bemidji Area IHS

2:20 – 3:30 pm

IHS Panel #2: Listening Session

Data and Evaluation

CAPT Francis Frazier
Director
Office of Public Health Support
IHS

AND

Tamara James, PhD
National Data Coordinator
Division of Behavioral Health
IHS

3:30 – 4:40 pm

IHS Panel #3: Listening Session

Leveraging Resources

National Committee on Heroin, Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE)

Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE)

CAPT Cynthia Gunderson, Pharm.D., Vice Chair
HOPE Committee
IHS

AND

Chris Fore, PhD
Director
TBHCE
IHS

4:40 - 5:00 pm Wrap Up and Next Steps NIH, IHS, SAMHSA
5:00 pm Closing Prayer TBD
Day 2 – May 22, 2018
Schedule Topic Presenter/Facilitator
9:00 – 9:15 am Opening Blessing Andy Joseph, NIHB Board of Directors
Tribal Council, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Chair, SAMHSA Tribal Technical Advisory Committee
9:15 - 9:30 am Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Welcome and Introductions Mirtha Beadle, MPA
Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP)
9:30 – 10:00 am

Approach to Opioids Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

  • Funding Resources for Tribes
  • Tribal-State Opioid Plans
  • Provider Training
  • Treatment Improvement Protocol
  • Technical Assistance

Onaje Salim, EdD, LCPC
Director, Division of State and Community Assistance,
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA

Mirtha Beadle, MPA

10:00 – 12:00 pm Discussion: Targeted Response to Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities

Moderators

  • Aaron Payment, MPA, MEd, EdD
  • Mirtha Beadle, MPA

Tribal Leaders and participants

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch  
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Perspectives and Recommendations from Participating Tribal Members about Priorities or Guiding Principles for the Opioid Epidemic
This session is designed for consultation participants to provide perspectives and recommendations from participating tribal members on Tribal priorities for health research and health service for the Opioid epidemic

  • NIH
  • IHS
  • SAMHSA
NIH will adhere to the Tribal Consultation Policy which established a presentation/speaker protocol. This ensures that the highest ranking official from each
Tribal Participants
2:30 – 2:45 pm Wrap Up and Next Steps NIH, IHS, SAMHSA
2:45 - 3:00 pm Closing Prayer TBD

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